Junior Category is open to students under 16 years old registered in a secondary school in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
Senior Category is open to students 16 years and up registered in a secondary school in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.
Both Junior and Senior Category students will take the same puzzles and be marked in the same way. However, we will award prizes and trophies to the winners of each category.
The overall top four students (regardless of age) in the individual round at the national finals will qualify to represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) 29th July – 2nd August 2019 in Yongin, South Korea.