AILO 2015/6 Season is now open!

We are delighted to announce the 2015/2016 season launch of the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad!

The All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) challenges secondary school students to test their minds against the world’s toughest problems in logic, language and linguistics. Students must develop their own strategies for solving complex problems in unfamiliar languages — making AILO a fabulous way to hone problem-solving and lateral thinking skills!

Junior Category

All second level students from schools in Ireland, both North and South, are eligible to participate. We will have Junior (under 16) and Senior (aged 16 and over) categories. Both Junior and Senior Category students will take the same puzzles and be marked in the same way. However, we will award prizes and trophies to the winners of each category.

Register Now to Receive Sample Puzzles

Registration closes on 25th January 2016, but it is important to register ASAP to receive monthly sample puzzles for your students:


The first round will take place in your own school on 1st February 2016. The top 100 students from the first round will qualify to compete in the national final on 15th March 2016 at Trinity College Dublin.

Represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad

As well as trophies and prizes for the winners of the Junior and Senior categories, the overall top four students from the individual round will win a trip to represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad from 25th–29th July 2016 in Mysore, India. There, students from 30 countries will enjoy a week of puzzles, sightseeing and cultural experiences.

Register now!

AILO is part of Education and Outreach programme of The ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology. The ADAPT Centre is funded under the SFI Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund.

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