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:

Maynooth University

University College Cork

University College Dublin

University of Limerick

Atlantic Technological University, Sligo

University of Galway

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 squad of about twelve students who will be offered two further selection tests on the basis of which a team will be chosen that represents 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 2024 IMO competition will take place in Bath, United Kingdom, from 10 - 22 July 2024.

The IrMO 2024 Roll of Honour is available here. This lists the top performing students in IrMO 2024. Well done to all!

The Next IrMO Contest

The final round of the 38th Irish Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO) will be held on 25 January 2025 at our enrichment centres. Participation in Round 1 is not a prerequisite for participation in the final round. Students who are interested in participating in the final round of IrMO should get in contact in the autumn with their enrichment centre of choice. Some enrichment centres may require passing a selection test to be eligible for participation in the final round at their centre. Further information regarding the 38th Irish Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO) will be posted here shortly.

Contact Us

If you have questions, please email us at irishmathsolympiad@gmail.com. We welcome any questions from interested teachers and students, as well as from potential sponsors.