Author Archives: Cara Greene

Winners of AILO 2021 Announced

    Updated 30 March 2021, Ireland:  Justin Cunningham from Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge, Co. Kildare is the 2021 AILO National Champion. Justin also made the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) team last year (but the IOL as cancelled) and was a previous Junior champion. Joining him on the IOL team are Oscar Despard (Sandford Park… Read More

Ireland’s Top Young Problem-Solvers battle it out in National Final of the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad

100 of Ireland’s top young problem-solvers, from 48 secondary schools all over the island, competed in the National Final of the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad on Wednesday 10th March. 11 March 2021, Ireland: Talented problem-solvers from all over Ireland tackled the world’s toughest puzzles in logic, language and linguistics in the National Final of the 13th… Read More

AILO Zoom Workshops

We are planning to hold free online AILO workshops for schools from mid-November 2020 to mid-January 2021. If you would like to host a workshop this year, please email The workshops will be a live zoom link between the AILO tutor and one school classroom. If you / your students would like to take… Read More

AILO National Final 11th March – Remote from Schools

In view of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the possible progression of the Coronavirus risk in Ireland, we have decided to run the National Final of All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad remotely in schools this year. The on-site event would have brought students from 60 schools together and it is considered a precautionary response.  All teacher contacts have… Read More

IOL 2018 Prague

Five secondary students represented Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) in Prague from 26-30 July. Leo Doherty (Lumen Christi, Derry), Eimear Kyle (St Finian’s, Mullingar), Philip Krause (Ashton School, Cork), Lucy Dornan (St Andrews, Blackrock, Dublin) and Daniel Quigley (Belfast Royal Academy) competed in individual and team competitions at the week-long Olympiad. The event… Read More

Problem Solving AILO Workshops

Over 550 students from around the island have attended ADAPT Centre Problem solving workshops in November and December 2017. The workshops took place in Antrim, Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Leitrim, Limerick, Louth, Roscommon, Waterford and Westmeath. There is one further workshop to take place in Donegal next week. The workshops covered problem solving… Read More

Workshops 2017/8

A list of free problem solving workshop locations and dates will be posted on our workshops page shortly. They are taking place in November and December 2017 all across the island of Ireland. If you / your students would like to attend a workshop, please register for AILO 2017/8. You will then receive the AILO sample… Read More

Registration for AILO 2018 is now open

Registration for AILO 2018 is now open. Schools or individual students can register at and you can download the AILO 2018 Brochure and try Sample Puzzles. 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… Read More

Irish International Linguistics Olympiad Team Selected

Ireland’s top four secondary school Linguistic problem-solvers win the chance to represent their country at the International Linguistics Olympiad in India in July Four secondary school students from across the island of Ireland have been selected to test their language decoding skills against the world’s best at the International Linguistics Olympiad in Mysore, India in July. The… Read More