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 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
Irish Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO) takes place in two rounds
The 32nd IrMO — Round 1 will take place during the week 12-16 November 2018. Full details about this contest are available here.
The 32nd IrMO — Final Round will be held in April/May 2019. 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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