Author Archives: Cara Greene

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 www.adaptcentre.ie/ailo/enter 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

Irish student wins bronze medal at International Linguistics Olympiad

Dubliner Luke Gardiner among world’s top problem solvers in Bulgaria Nineteen year old Luke Gardiner from Gonzaga College, Dublin, clinched a bronze medal at the International Linguistics Olympaid in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria in July 2015. The international problem-solving contest, which ran from 20th to 24th July, challenges students to test lateral thinking skills by decoding some of… Read More

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… Read More