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 2019 Yongin, South Korea

News Release Ireland’s Top Young Problem-Solvers to Take on World’s Best Decoders at International Linguistics Olympiad Ireland’s top four secondary school decoders earn the chance to represent their country at the International Linguistics Olympiad in South Korea 25 March 2019, Ireland: Four secondary school students from across the island of Ireland have been selected to… 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

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