ROLE for 2018-2019

Refugee Online Education

(ROLE) Programme Restarts for 2018-2019!

Monday 3rd September at 09:30 Education Room

Lissywollen Accommodation Unit

All welcome

Information Session on Labour Market Access

There is still a lot of uncertainty about the right to work for asylum Seekers.  If you are interested please attend this session.

Sarah McGeough, the DAF Employment Mediator of Westmeath Community Development will hold an information session on

Date: 30th August

Time: 12:15

Location: Community room, Asylum Seeker Unit, Lissywollen, Athlone

The very brief guide:

To qualify for the right to work you must meet all of these conditions:

  1. Be an international protection applicant; and
  2. Have not received a first instance recommendation on their protection application; and
  3. Has been waiting at least 8 months for their first instance recommendation; and
  4. Has been cooperating with the international protection process – delays in receiving a recommendation must not be due to any actions taken by the applicant.

This is the link to the information booklet for labour market access for international protection applicants –





Refugee Online Learning – Restart Meeting

Wow, that was some summer, I hope you all have had a good time.

However, now it’s raining and showing signs of autumn so it’s time to get the Refugee Online Education program up and running again.

ROLE 2018-2019 Planning meeting

Monday 20th August – Education Room – Athlone Accommodation Unit – 11:00 to 12:30


  • Introduction to ROLE
  • Information for new students
  • Information for existing students
  • Schedule – Dates, times, locations
  • Any other business

All welcome, please pass this on to anyone interested in further education.






Family Fun Day!

In the Lissywollen centre on the 23rd of August 2018. 12.30 – 2.00/2.30 pm

Bouncy castles and food and all sorts of fun.

All welcome! See you there!