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This Was Ireland's Most Searched Recipe In 2017

By Shirleydonlon

December 20, 2017 at 12:02pm


In a world that has become saturated with falafels, quinoa and guacamole, you might be surprised to know that the one recipe that us Irish folk searched for most this year was a classic, hearty meal. 

Despite the massive wave of new food trends, from vegan chicken to kale chips and coconut water, spaghetti bolognaise topped the list of the most searched recipes on Google. 

Yes, that's right. It turns out us we just can't say no to a good, old-fashioned spag-bol. 

In the list of top-trending searches, Hurricane Ophelia has officially was ranked as the most searched topic this year, followed by none other than President Donald Trump. 

Other popular searches amongst us Irish folk included Conor McGregor, the meaning of "covfefe", how to open a coconut, and how to make slime. 

In terms of sports, the matches that sadly didn't go our way between Ireland and Denmark, were also among the list of the most searched for topics in 2017. 

The highly anticipated McGregor vs Mayweather fight came in second place in the list of sporting events, while good ol' Cheltenham came in third. 

When it came to movies, Dunkirk topped the list, followed by Stephen King's IT. The recreation of Beauty & The Beast came in third place. 

Here's the full list of most popular searches: 

Top Trending Searches: 

1. Hurricane Ophelia

2. Donald Trump

3. Ireland v Denmark

4. 13 Reasons Why

5. Fidget Spinner

6. Hurricane Irma

7. Bus Eireann Strike

8. McGregor vs Mayweather

9. Eurovision

10. Harvey Weinstein

Top "What is..." Searches:

1. What is the antikythera mechanism?

2. What is a hurricane

3. What is bitcoin

4. What is a pangolin

5. What is a tracker mortgage

6. What is the confederation cup

7. What is covfefe

8. What is daca

9. What is a teleporter

10. What is a fidget spinner

Top Sporting Event Searches: 

1. Ireland v Denmark

2. McGregor vs Mayweather

3. Cheltenham

4. Confederations cup

5. Ireland v Wales

6. RBS 6 Nations

7. Ireland v South Africa

8. Tour de France

9. All-Ireland Hurling

10. Galway Races

Top "How to..." Searches: 

1. How to make slime

2. How to watch McGregor vs Mayweather

3. How to lose weight

4. How to check credit on 3

5. How to make pancake mix

6. How to solve the Rubik’s cube

7. How to open a coconut

8. How to download on Netflix

9. How to bleed radiators

10. How to register to vote

Top Movie Searches:

1. Dunkirk

2. It

3. Beauty & The Beast

4. La La Land

5. Justice League

6. Wonder Woman

7. Blade Runner 2049

8. Murder On the Orient Express

9. Logan

10. Baby Driver

Top Recipe Searches:

1. Spaghetti Bolognaise Recipe 

2. Chilli Con Carne Recipe 

3. Beef Stroganoff Recipe 

4. Guacamole Recipe 

5. Pavlova Recipe 

6. Banana Bread Recipe 

7. Pancake Recipe 

8. Scone Recipe 

9. Banoffee Pie Recipe 

10. Fish Pie Recipe 

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