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

Irish Teens Have Home Advantage as Dublin Hosts the 2017 International Linguistics Olympiad

Today forty-four teams consisting of 176 students aged between 14-19 years, representing 29 countries, will compete in the International Linguistics Olympiad 2017 in Dublin. The International Linguistics Olympiad 2017 (IOL 2017) is being hosted by the Science Foundation Ireland-funded ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology and it will run from 31 July to 4 August in Dublin City University. Competitors will attempt over… Read More

Award-winning Mountrath Community School students pictured at the AILO national final 2017

Mountrath Community School Team Announced as Winners of All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad Team Competition

Four secondary school students from Mountrath Community School have been announced as winners of the team competition at the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) final in Dublin. The team consisted of Alex Moore, Domhnall O’Farrell, Aisling Page and Christopher Carew. The Mountrath students beat off competition from 42 other schools around Ireland to take the team trophy. … 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

Minister Mitchell O’Connor launches national Problem-Solving Initiative

The Problem-Solving Initiative will foster the next generation of problem solvers for Ireland Search is on for Ireland’s top young problem solver On 7th November 2017 Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, launched a major nationwide initiative aimed at fostering the next generation of skilled problem solvers for Ireland. The Problem-Solving… Read More