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How was your 2017?

If you’re particularly active on Facebook, then you can reflect back on your last 11 months in Facebook’s personalised ‘Year in Review’ video, which you can access here from tomorrow, December 6.

An annual event, it compiles moments from this past year that you've shared or been tagged in a short video that can be edited and shared, so if you're not a regular on Facebook, don't go expecting anything spectacular.

As for Ireland as a whole, the Manchester Arena Bombing, Conor McGregor’s bout with Floyd Mayweather, Storm Ophelia, U2 at Croke Park and the sad deaths of Chester Bennington and Martin McGuinness were amongst the main talking points on Facebook since the beginning of the year.

The most popular events to bring people together, meanwhile, were Longitude, the 6th Annual March for Choice, Ireland v Denmark, the Boxed Off Festival and an event imaginatively titled ‘Gonna jump down to Tesco for cans. Want anything?

The top moments of this year's Year In Review were determined by comparing keyword volume year over year, observing daily keyword spikes between January 1 and November 1, 2017, and by reviewing the top Facebook products used during top moments in the year.

Commenting on the Year in Review, Gareth Lambe, Head of Facebook Ireland, said: “Every day, people turn to Facebook to connect with friends, family and the wider community to talk about important moments, support each other in times of crisis and get together.

“This year, the list reflects the breadth and diversity of subjects discussed on Facebook. Communities came together to support one another in times of crisis, for example, during Storm Ophelia and the Manchester Arena Bombing, while the March for Choice was an example of how people used Facebook to get together.

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“People also came together to react and talk about big moments like the World Cup qualifier, the McGregor fight and U2 playing Croke Park.”

While you're here... check out The JOE Show Christmas Special with Bressie, the Dublin Gospel Choir and a surprise guest appearance from the star of the season, Jesus Christ Santa Claus!


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