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. 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 IrMO Contest

The Irish Mathematical Olympiad was held for the 22nd time on Saturday, 9th May, 2009. The contest consists of two 3-hour papers on one day with five problems on each paper. The participants of the IrMO are normally attendees of the enrichment classes in one of the five training centres; however, participation is open to all interested secondary school students.