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:
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 2017 IMO competition will take place in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, from 12 - 24 July 2017.
The IrMO Contest
Irish Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO) takes place in two rounds
The 30th IrMO — Round 1 will take place during the week 14-18 November 2016. Full details about this contest are available here.
The 30th IrMO — Final Round will be held on 6th May 2017. This more advanced
contest consists of two 3-hour papers on one day with five problems on each paper.
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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