All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad

Posted on : April 26, 2016

On 15th March, Eoghan Donohoe (TY), Jun Sung Jeon and Enola Barvaeva (both 5th year) travelled to Trinity College Dublin to compete in the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO). They were part of the top 100 students chosen nationwide from the 1,277 who initially entered.

The All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad, nicknamed The Problem-Solvers’ Challenge, is a contest in which secondary school students develop their own strategies for solving problems in fascinating languages from around the globe. Students must use their ingenuity to solve puzzles such as deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics, decoding numerical spy codes, and interpreting ancient Mayan poetry.

The prize awarded to the top 4 students was to represent Ireland in the International Linguistics Olympiad in India. Congratulations to Jun Sung who just missed out, placing 6th in the country and to Eoghan Donohoe who received a commendation.

 





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