The AILO season runs from September to March. You can register until 20th January 2017 and sharpen your problem-solving skills by working on sample puzzles with monthly sample sets that are emailed out September – January.

The first round of the competition will be held in participating schools on 1st February 2017. The top 100 students qualify to compete at the national finals of AILO, which will be hosted in mid-March 2017, DIT Grangegorman. Schools and individual students can register here.

The top four students in the individual round at the national finals will qualify to represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) on 31st July-4th August in Dublin City University (DCU).

Key dates:

First round: 1st February 2017 in your own school.
AILO Final:  24th March 2017, St Laurence’s Church DIT Grangegorman
International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL): 31st July-4th August 2017 in Dublin City University (DCU).

Problem Solving Festival: Saturday 5th August in Dublin Castle.