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

  • Job Seekers Support
    We are currently looking for referrals for our new online EPIC Programme trainings running in October and November. EPIC is open to asylum seekers and…
  • Forest Experience Back again!
    The Great Forest Experience project is back in action again. If your children are interested please register with reception.
  • Free Job Coaching
    EPIC is a pre-employment programme for migrants based in Dublin. They are currently looking for potential participants nationwide who are asylum seekers and refugees for…
  • Walking with Poles and Men on the Move
    Two great new fitness opportunities from Westmeath Sports Partnership and Athlone Regional Sports centre. Walking with Poles Outdoor Programme Walking with poles is a great…
  • Student Support Scheme
    Student Support Scheme for people in the International Protection System (asylum seekers) 2021 The Government has announced the Students Support Scheme for International Protection Applicants. …
  • More About the Teen Adventure
    From July 26 to July 29th 18 young people from the Athlone Accommodation unit went on a fantastic adventure. They spent four days at the…