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In the first year spent largely out of lockdown, we as a nation still managed to dedicate hours dutifully scrolling through TikTok. It's a task we treasured, and we did plenty of living, laughing and learning along the way. From makeup tutorials to slow cooker recipes, budgeting tips to sustainable living, here's a glance at Ireland's most popular TikTok trends, creators and moments of 2022.
This year, Ireland's fyfaves include a recipe vid from chef @DonalSkehan for his slow cooker meatball stew, along with the NGO @SealRescueIreland who introduced us to Baji the seal.
In terms of trends, Irish FarmTok videos drove tens of millions of views in the past year as farming content reached phenomenal popularity both in Ireland and around the world. Meanwhile, a Newtownards department store became globally famous when their @wardensofnewtownards account went viral.
TikTok's Breakthrough Stars list for 2022 features @KateGrantModel, a model with Downs Syndrome, @pintofplane, a woodworker craftsman from Innishannon and @itz_jacob_33 who has documented his transition journey on TikTok.
In terms of living, laughing and learning TikTok has also revealed their favourite 'TikTok Taught Me' creators, includin, @mirendarosenberg who sparked the global #TallowTok trend, money and budgeting expert @IrishBudgeting, and mental health advocate @sean_flanagannn.
Any trend predictions for 2023? Convent nuns twerking to Meghan Trainor? A GRWM series from the Healy Raes? It's all to play for, kids.
Header image via TikTok/Holy Morridge/Irish Budgeting/Donal Skehan