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 strategies for solving complex problems in unfamiliar languages — making AILO a fabulous way to hone problem-solving and lateral-thinking skills!

All second level students from schools in Ireland, both North and South, are eligible to participate. We have Junior (under 16) and Senior (aged 16 and over) categories.

Represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad
The International Linguistics Olympiad 2018 will be held in Prague. The top four students from the individual round at the AILO final will be selected to represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL 2018) from 26th to 30th July 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic. For more, see

Register Now to Receive Sample Puzzles
Registration closes on 19th January 2018, but it is important to register ASAP to receive monthly sample puzzles and details of regional problem-solving workshops.

The first round will take place in your own school on 29th January 2018. The papers will be emailed out to teachers for print under exam conditions. The top 100 students from the first round will qualify to compete in the national final in Dublin in March 2018.

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