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Irish Collegiate Programming Contest (IrlCPC)

Irish Collegiate Programming Competition 2016

Photographs of the event are available, with thanks to Helmut Simonis.

The 2016 Irish Collegiate Programming Competition was held on Saturday April 2nd, 2016, view the list of teams.

The UCC ACM Student Chapter hosted the seventh annual Irish Collegiate Programming Competition (IrlCPC) on Saturday the 2nd of April 2016. Each team of competitors tackled a problem set that tests their problem solving, numeracy and computer programming skills. This competition is not for novice programmers but those who have a passion for programming.


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Information about the IrlCPC

Team members will have one computer between them to solve a set of problems within 4 hours. Difficulty of the problems varies from simple course work level, to challenging (ACM competition level). Previous problem sets are available as a guide. There will be no Internet access for the duration of the competition.

Teams may choose to use Python 2, Python 3, Go, C, C++, Haskell, Java, and C# during the competition. All programs will be evaluated under linux, so C# will be run using mono.


Teams should be composed of 3 students, of which at most 2 can be postgraduate students. Each team should nominate a representative of the third-level which will act as coach, but they need not be present on the day of the competition. The role of the coach should be to advise the team in their preparations for the competition.


Registration is now open, register your team before the deadline of March 16th.
Each team is required to pay a registration fee of €50 online via PayPal. Lunch will be provided on the day.


The competition will take place from 10am - 6:30pm in the Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork. (Google Maps) which is a 15 minute walk from Cork City Centre.

The number 208 travels from Cork City Centre and stops on the Western Road next to the Western Gateway Building. The number 205 bus travels from Kent Train Station and stops at Brookfield which is a short walk from the Western Gateway Building across a footbridge.

Competition Day Program

The outline for the day is as follows:

9:30 - 10:30 Registration
10:30 - 11:30 Practice session
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch and Networking
13:00 - 17:00 Competition
17:00 - 18:30 Awards Ceremony
ProblemSet2015.pdf318.41 KB
IrlCPC2015-testcases.zip396.6 KB
ProblemSet2014.pdf179.87 KB
ProblemSet2013.pdf145.39 KB
ProblemSet2012.pdf156.27 KB
ProblemSet2011.pdf181.97 KB