Just like Kylie Jenner announced in 2016, 2017 was another year of realising stuff and it was as turbulent, heartbreaking and hilarious as 2016. In a year when Trump and North Korea threatened to go to war and Brexit doom was on everyone's minds, moments that brought people together were cherished. Here are the unforgettable moments that defined and got us through 2017:
1. It was a hard January for many people...
Meanwhile in Kildare...check out this hilarious headline from today's Leinster Leader ? pic.twitter.com/oaIqTiqF5j
— Shane Beatty (@ShaneBeattyKFM) January 17, 2017
2. Salt BAE
Salt bae was the name given to Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe by social media users after a video went viral of the chef flamboyantly salting some meat. We're still waiting on the emoji:
3. Lady Gaga's Superbowl Performance
And the moment that spawned the shooting star meme:
4. Adele Gave Beyoncé Her Grammy
In an unrecorded scene that was reminiscent of Mean Girls, Adele broke the Grammy in half to give a piece to Beyoncé after winning Album of The Year with 25 - which few expected to win over Beyoncé's critically acclaimed Lemonade. Watch Adele's declaration of love for Queen B here. Pass the tissues:
La Land Moonlight Won Best Picture At The Oscars
In what became the facepalm moment of the year, acting legends Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winner of Best Picture - a first in the 89 years of the Academy Awards.
6. That BBC News Interview
For 24 hours this family outshone the Kardashians to become the most talked about family in the world. If you haven't seen this moment then treat yourself now:
7. Fidget Spinners
The trend that nobody saw coming, the fidget spinner was originally made to relieve stress for children and stop them fidgeting but became the must-have accessory for the children of Ireland and the world.
The only fidget spinner I want. pic.twitter.com/dqZURCOzV6
— Oh My Corgi! (@OhMyCorgi) December 13, 2017
8. 'Despacito' Fever
Despacito fever swept the country in 2017 when Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee collaborated with Justin Bieber. So much so, a group of Irish teenagers recreated the modern day song as Gaeilge:
9. The Ariana Grand Manchester Concert
After the tragic bombings that murdered 22 innocent civilians and injured hundreds more at an Ariana Grande concert nobody would blame Ariana for wanting to shy away from the public eye. Instead, the brave star went back to Manchester to host the One Love concert to raise money for the victim's families.
10. And The Policeman Who Put A Smile On Everyone's Face
11. The Shift Selfie
We're sure this group of teenagers never thought they'd end up on the Six One news...
— Aideen Finnegan (@AideenFinnegan) June 29, 2017
12. Leo Varadkar Becomes Taoiseach
Whether you love or hate him, Leo made history earlier this year becoming Ireland's first openly gay Taoiseach.
— Indiatimes (@indiatimes) June 24, 2017
13. Coldplay's Croke Park gig became one of the most talked about gigs in recent years
The crowd at Croke Park were already witnessing an incredible live show when the band brought 80,000 revelers together during one particularly special moment:
14. Jon Snow's Arse
Forget about the endless leaks of Game Of Thrones episodes, it was Snow's arse that broke the internet after appearing in the season finale.
— ItsjustLori (@Itsher11) November 21, 2017
15. The #MeToo Movement
2017 gave a voice to millions of people around the world. The #metoo movement began on Twitter with stories from women and men about sexual abuse taking place in Hollywood from well-known figures such as Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Louis CK. Time Magazine honoured the brave people who came forward by calling them the silence breakers:
16. The Mc Gregor/ Mayweather Fight
The announcement of the fight between Mc Gregor and Mayweather became one of the most retweeted moments of all time. Nobody talked about much else for weeks afterward.
THE FIGHT IS ON. pic.twitter.com/KhW0u3jRft
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 14, 2017
17. Storm Ophelia
The storm that stopped the country and killed three civilians, Ophelia has become one of the biggest search terms in Ireland ever and the most talked about moment on this years list. Here's one disastrous moment from the storm caught on camera:
— Nadine O'Regan (@NadineORegan) October 16, 2017
Jay-Z's 13th studio album confirmed that, yes, he had cheated on Beyoncé. The revelation became one of the most talked about things on Twitter this year and spawned this appropriate tweet:
If Beyoncé can get cheated on, none of us are safe
— Gabby (@GabbyLouvesYouu) December 6, 2017
19. The Bat from Kerry
"He's like Mc Gregor, he has no legs left!" was just many of the sayings that spawned from this viral video of a Kerry family trying to catch a bat in their kitchen. The families video was such a hit it ended up on The Ellen Show!
20. The Late Late Toy Show
In what turned out to be the most tear-jerking moment of 2017, The Late Late Toy Show reunited a family in the most magical way possible. We still can't cope:
21. The Beginning Of The End For The Eighth Amendment
The Oireachtas committee, a group of TDs and Senators, recommended that the Eighth Amendment - the constitutional law that forbids women from terminating their pregnancies on Irish soul unless their health is at risk - should be repealed in favour of 14 to 2 votes.
Results of #8thcommitee a very positive step in the right direction. But legislation still needs to be voted on in Dail by a Gov with some extreme anti-choice views. We've seen how these debates have worked out before.. #Strike2 if they water down our demands pic.twitter.com/WHcsG17opo
— Strike4Repeal (@strike4repeal) December 14, 2017
22. Katie Taylor
Over the course of a year, the current WBA female lightweight and Olympic medallist made history by winning eight fights in a row without losing a single round.
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) December 15, 2017
23. The Little Girl Who Steals Baby Jesus
A two-year-old decided she deserved a starring role in the local nativity play and it resulted in this brilliant end end of year moment:
Who knows what 2018 will bring?