The Irish Mathematical Society aims to further Mathematics and Mathematical research in Ireland. Its membership is international, but it mainly represents mathematicians in Universities and other third level institutes in Ireland.

4th IMS Christmas Lecture

To celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of the birth of George Gabriel Stokes (1819-1903) in Skreen, County Sligo, the 4th Annual Irish Mathematical Society Christmas Lecture will be given by
Professor Alastair Wood (Emeritus DCU)

'George Gabriel Stokes: Life, Science and Faith'
Aurivo Theatre of Sligo Institute of Technology
Friday December 6th at 1pm.


The Society publishes its bulletin twice per year (July and December approximately).

Annual conference

The IMS runs an annual conference in August/September, devoted to mathematical topics ranging from current research to educational issues.

Education sub-Committee

The Society has a sub-committee to discuss issues and formulate positions concerning Mathematics education. The sub-committee has produced a Short Guide to Second-level Maths.


The society promotes ethical and professional conduct in mathematics.

European Mathematical Society.

The Society is a member of the European Mathematical Society.

Conference support

The Society provides financial assistance to the cost of running conferences and meetings of a mathematical nature, within its means.

Fergus Gaines Cup

The Fergus Gaines Cup is awarded annually by the Society to the best performer in the Irish Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO).