Mathematics Enrichment Course 2013

The International Mathematical Olympiad in 2013 will take place in Colombia. The 26th Irish Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO), to select the team for Colombia, will take place in two rounds.

  • The 26th IrMO - Round 1 will take place during November 2012. Full details about this contest will be posted as they become available.
  • The 26th IrMO - Final Round will be held on a Saturday in May 2013. 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 (UCC, UCG, UL, UCD, & NUI Maynooth) however, participation is open to all interested secondary school students.

If you are still at school for the year 2012-2013 you will be eligible to participate in the programme and we look forward to seeing you once again in Maynooth. If you will have left school this year, you will not be eligible yourself, but we hope that you will encourage any of your friends who are invited to take part in the programme to come along to the sessions in Maynooth.

Training for the Mathematical Olympiad in NUI Maynooth will begin on 19th January 2013 from 10.00am to 1.00pm in Callan Hall, South Campus, NUI Maynooth. Registration forms will be distributed that morning.

NUI Maynooth will run training sessions for the 2013 IMO on the following dates:

19, 26 January
2, 9, 16, 23 February
2, 23 March
6, 13, 20, 27 April

Our local training contest will take place on 9th March 2013.


The classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the above listed Saturdays in various locations: Callan Hall (CH) and Physics Hall (PH), both near the entrance to the South Campus; and classhall MS2, on the top floor of Logic House, South Campus. In so far as possible, the non-advanced classes scheduled for CH/PH will take place on the indicated days, and will be cancelled only in the event of a major problem such as a severe, prolonged, winter storm; but the order in which topics are covered, and the topic providers, are subject to change. The provision of the advanced class depends on the number of "second time" participants, and it will be cancelled if too few people indicate their willingness to attend on a regular basis. Of course, no individual first - or second-timer should feel bound to attend every single class, particularly on mornings with heavy frost or snow.