Irish Maths Olympiad (IrMO)

 A national mathematics contest, consisting of  Round 1 and the Final Round. Results of the  IrMO are used to identify a team of up to six  students who will represent Ireland in the IMO. Training for the IrMO occurs at enrichment classes, and so most Final Round participants are attendees; all secondary school students are welcome however, for more information see

Maths Enrichment Programmes

 A free weekly programme for TY and  LC students cultivating a love for maths  through more challenging problems than are  on the school syllabus. Most participants have attended the junior programme or done  extremely well in the Junior Cert, but all are  welcome. Classes are in UCC, UL, NUIG, NUIM & UCD:

Annual Irish Maths Teachers' Award  

 An annual set of awards for Irish maths   teachers who demonstrate  outstanding teaching expertise and passion for students' development. Candidates may be nominated by students, teachers or parents. First place wins €10,000 while second place receives a trophy and €2,000. See

International Maths Olympiad (IMO)

 The most prestigious international maths  competition for secondary school students,  consisting of two papers of three problems  each. The IMO is held in a different country each  year - in 2016, it was Hong Kong, while in 2017 it was Rio de Janeiro! Ireland sends the six  students with top results in IrMO to compete. For more information see or

European Girls' Maths Olympiad (EGMO)

 The EGMO is an international maths  competition (similar to the IMO), aimed at  encouraging girls with mathematical ability to  develop their talents. Ireland sends a team of  four school-age girls each year, and has had  massive success of late. For more information see

Junior Maths Enrichment Programme

 A free weekly programme for 2nd/3rd year  students bringing them closer to the creative side of maths through groupwork and fun exercises. All students are welcome. Classes are currently held in UCC but are being rolled out to UL, NUIG, NUIM & UCD.

Mathematicians in Our Lives

Mathematicians in Our Lives is a set of lessons for ages 9-18 celebrating the contributions of some great Irish Mathematicians. It includes the successful UCC based Boole2School initiative; however this time, George Boole is joined by William R. Hamilton in our ongoing series. 

Maths Circles

 Lunchtime or after-school clubs for primary (5th/6th class) and Junior cycle students run by

teachers with university volunteer support.   Here, fun and creative exercises are done in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Most of the 60 schools with Circles are in Co. Cork, but we're currently expanding the project. For lesson plans and more see

This Could Be You

Through this scheme our alumni and volunteers  from all walks of life, from college students and researchers to industry professionals visit schools for a short talk and question and answer session on how they ended up learning mathematics and how they use it. We hope that these talks will encourage good study practice and help students gain resilience and self-confidence by showing that one doesn’t have to be a “born genius” to be good at mathematics.

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