Mathematical Enrichment Programme

The International Mathematical Olympiad in 2016 was held in Hong Kong, from 6th to 16th July 2016.

The IRMO 2016 roll of honour lists the top 23 contestants from across the country. One member of the team invited to represent Ireland in the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad in Hong Kong took part in enrichment classes here in Maynooth University. Congratulations to Robert Sparkes for making the team and to all the students who took part.

The 29th Irish Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO), to select the team for Hong Kong took place in two rounds.
The participants of the IrMO - Final Round are normally attendees of the enrichment classes in one of the five training centres (UCC, NUIG, UL, UCD, & MU) however, participation is open to all interested secondary school students.
  • The 29th IrMO Round 1 took place during the week 9th -13th November, 2015. Full details are available at
  • The 29th IrMO Final Round took placeon 23rd April 2016. This more advanced contest consisted of two 3-hour papers with five problems on each paper (from 10-1pm and from 2-5pm) in MS2, Top Logic, Maynooth University and in other centres nationwide.
If you are still at school for the year 2016-2017 you will be eligible to participate in the programme next year 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 2015/16 Mathematical Olympiad in Maynooth University started on 16th January 2016 from 10.00am to 1.00pm in Callan Hall, South Campus, Maynooth University.
Registration forms were distributed that morning.

Maynooth University ran training sessions for the 2015/2016 IrMO on the following dates:
  • 16, 23, 30 January, 
  • 6, 13, 27 February,
  • 5 March,
  • 2, 9, 16, 30 April.
Our local training contest will took place on 12th March 2016.
Further information on past Olympiad activities.