Pathways to Being Well

Recruitment starts for the ‘Pathways to Being Well’ training in Athlone, May 1-2, 2019







‘Pathways to Being Well’ is free 2 day training for faith and community leaders, volunteers, intercultural workers, those who act as first port of call for their community members and those passionate about improving community’s mental health and well being, particularly refugees and asylum seekers living in the area.

It is a practical and interactive training program, designed to give the participants knowledge and skills to:

  • Facts about mental health
  • Promoting positive mental health
  • Understanding mental health difficulties
  • Supporting community members
  • Connecting with services and resources
  • Planning community solutions

May 1st -2nd, 9.45-4.30, 

Athlone Institute of Technology room C2360

Application form Traing leaflet athlone and booking form (2)

Help available for childcare and travel costs.

To find out more and register your interest pls contact

Come to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Athlone!

New Horizon and Shannon Academy would like to invite you to celebrate St. Patrick’s day with us. Come to the parade in Athlone on Saturday 16th March!

Free bus as follows:

  • 10:30 Temple Accommodation Unit
  • 11:15 Athlone Accommodation Unit

The parade is great fun with music and all sorts of exhibitions.

Bus returns after the parade.


  • Traditional dress (if you have it!)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear and warm clothes (It has been known to rain on St. Patrick’s Day!)
  • Push chairs or prams if necessary

All welcome!

Voter Registration Day


Did you know you can vote in local elections?

In May 2019 there will be local elections across Ireland to elect public representatives to City and County Councils. Every resident in Ireland regardless of their nationality can vote in the local elections.

Information and voter registration sessions will be held on Tuesday 12th March as follows:

  • 10:30 Community Hall Athlone Accommodation Unit
  • 13:30 Meeting room Temple Accommodation Unit

Do you know that you are entitled to vote in the local elections?

In May 2019 there will be local elections across Ireland to elect public representatives to City and County Councils.

Every resident in Ireland regardless of their nationality can vote in the local elections in May. Also every resident in Ireland regardless of their nationality can run as a candidate in the local elections in May.

However in order to be eligible to vote your name needs to be added to the electoral register. Are you registered? See Check the register

See the Immigrant Council of Ireland’s “Register, Vote, Run” campaign.



Book Sale in Athlone Institute of Technology


Second hand book sale in AIT , main reception on Tuesday, March 12.

From 10 am to 2 pm .

This is to raise money for the kids party next xmas.

If you have books to donate that would be great. Also could do  with some helpers on the day.

Kind regards,


NYCI and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission youth consultation event

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has a mandate to provide a separate independent report on how Ireland is doing. We know that racial
discrimination affects young people in particular ways. We want to include
your perspectives, insights and recommendations in the Commission’s report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

On March 30th we want to hear from you on how we can build greater
intercultural understanding in Ireland, drawing on young people’s personal

If you’re aged 16-24 and would like to contribute to this event, please
register on Eventbrite here

Travel costs for participants will be covered.

When registering please feel free to let us know if you have any special
requirements, for example, dietary, accessibility, ISL interpretation.
This will help us in our preparations for the event.
DATE 10am to 4.30pm
Saturday 30th March 2019

VENUE  The Gresham Hotel,
O’Connell Street Upper,
Dublin 1.

Eileen McArdle
Rural Youth Clubs Co-ordinator.

Youth Work Ireland (YWI) Midlands,
1st & 2nd Floor 17-18 Inis Oir, Golden Island, Athlone. N37 E2K7
T: 090 6477075 M: 086 3294763

Become an Apprentice in ESB Networks

The Electricity Supply Board (ESB) have started their apprentice recruitment program.

Get the experience, the skills and the world class qualifications you need to succeed as an Electrician/Network Technician.

  • 4 year paid programme
  • Class room based learning combined with practical experience
  • Operate in a team environment
  • Combines college and on job training
  • Work indoors and outdoors
  • Internationally recognised qualification QQI advanced level 6 Electrical trade certificate

Candidates need to be 16 years of age on June 1st, 2019