Why Are We Here?

New Horizon is a community group which has been working with international protection applicants in Athlone since 2000. Our main focus is on almost 350 residents in Direct Provision sites in Athlone and Horseleap, Moate.

New Horizon is a fully registered charity RCN: 20204649. Check us out on the Charity Regulator Website

We are a group of voluntary, unpaid workers without state funding. We promise total and absolute confidentiality in all our dealings with clients.

As activists, we welcome asylum seekers and refugees and wish to help and support them as they start to rebuild their lives.

This website exists to:

  • Provide useful information about living in Athlone and Ireland.
  • Provide information on how to maintain your physical and mental health
  • Provide information to help you navigate the asylum process.
  • Provide useful information to help you leave the asylum process.

If you just want to browse the information follow the links at the top of the screen.

  • News shows what’s going on
  • Projects we are running
  • Information database
  • Cookbook – the taste of home
  • FAQs

Additional services, such as groups and forums, are available to registered users.

If you would like to go further just register here.

Then log in with the ID and password you created.

Activities at New Horizon

  • Come to our Choir Performance!
    Join our multi-cultural choir and guests at Tuar Ard Arts Theatre, Moate on Saturday 16th December!
  • Cannes Here We Come!
    In cooperation with Matchbox Mountain and Gateway Youth Project, New Horizon produced four animation videos at a workshop last summer.  Thanks to the young people who…
  • Animation Workshop
    In June and July a group of young people came together in St. Mary’s Hall, Athlone to produce some animation videos. The project was led…
  • Youth Council of Ireland Local Champion
    Congratulations to Londiwe Ndlovu in her appointment as local champion for the Youth Council of Ireland. Londiwe is an long term friend of New Horizon.…
  • Circus Day!
    Just to remind you all of the schedule for the display on next Tuesday 8th August  The event will be held in Burgess Park, Golden Island,…
  • Health service information for Ukrainian nationals
    The Health Service Executive has updated it’s information for Ukrainian Nationals