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Niamh Armstrong, from Meánscoil Garman, pictured with Professor Vincent Wade, CEO and Director at ADAPT. (Pic: Paul Sharp).

Niamh Armstrong, from Meánscoil Garman, pictured with Professor Vincent Wade, CEO and Director at ADAPT. (Pic: Paul Sharp).

Niamh Armstrong, from Meánscoil Garman, pictured with Professor Vincent Wade, CEO and Director at ADAPT. (Pic: Paul Sharp).

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A student in Meánscoil Garman has placed third in a national competition based around challenging young people to apply lateral thinking and logic to linguistics and foreign language puzzles.

Niamh Armstrong came third in the competition, which was coordinated by the ADAPT Centre; an SFI-funded research institute trailblazing the integration of AI-driven digital media technologies into scientific research.

The competition, the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO), is an annual initiative for secondary school students. 

Niamh came third in the junior category of the national competition and she was presented with her award by Professor Vincent Wade, the CEO and Director of ADAPT.

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The ceremony took place last week in Trinity College, Dublin.

The other winners in the junior category included: Louise Wade, from Salesian Secondary College, Limerick – 4th; Finn O'Toole, from St. Vincent's, Castleknock (2nd); and Turlagh McDaid, from St Columba's Comprehensive, in Glenties, Donegal, who emerged as the overall winner.


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