What is IrMO?

The Irish Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO) is a national mathematics contest for secondary school students. Training for this contest takes place at a number of mathematics enrichment centres around the country:

NUI Galway

Maynooth University

University College Cork

University College Dublin

University of Limerick

The primary aim of the enrichment classes is to cultivate a love and appreciation for mathematics among talented students - this is achieved by giving such students exposure to deeper, more challenging and more interesting mathematical problems than those encountered on the school syllabus. The performance of students in the IrMO is used to identify a team of up to six students who will represent Ireland at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), a prestigious international mathematics competition. The policy on eligibility to represent Ireland at the IMO is available here. The 2019 IMO competition will take place in Bath, United Kingdom, from 11 - 22 July 2019.

The IrMO 2018 Roll of Honour is available here. This lists the top performing students in IrMO 2018. Well done to all!

The IrMO Contest

The 32nd Irish Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO) takes place in two rounds.

The participants of the IrMO - Final Round are normally attendees of the enrichment classes in one of the five training centres; however, participation is open to all interested secondary school students.

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