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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

Winning contestants at IOL 2017 being photographed with their medals and country flags

Dublin’s hosting of International Linguistics Olympiad 2017 comes to a close

On 4th August 2017, the efforts made by international students in the 15th International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL 2017) were celebrated at the competition’s Closing Ceremony at Dublin City University. Throughout this week-long contest, world-leading students worked both individually and in teams to decipher linguistic codes and put their problem-solving skills to the test. The event was hosted by the… Read More

AILO 2019 Final

The AILO 2019 Final will take place in Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin on Tuesday 26th March 2019. This round will take the top 100 students from the schools preliminary round on Tuesday 29th January 2019. The final will start at 09.30 in “The Venue” in the U Student Centre and the team competition will… Read More

AILO 2017 Regional Workshops

The preparations for the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad 2017 (AILO) picked up the pace in January this year with 17 problem-solving workshops held in schools and universities across the country reaching almost 480 students from across the island of Ireland. AILO is a key element of the nationwide Problem-Solving Initiative, supported by Science Foundation Ireland… 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

AILO Regional Problem-Solving Workshops

Coming to a school near you in early 2016, the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) problem-solving workshops will help you to hone your problem-solving skills and prepare you for Round 1 of the contest. You will receive free tuition by experts in linguistics and problem-solving strategies. 82% of AILO 2015 participants report having improved their problem-solving… Read More