Learn about radio broadcasting

Would you like to record a radio programme? Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes in radio? Want to get your message out there?

Athlone Community Radio have received funding from the Community Foundation of Ireland to deliver a Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)  Accredited Level 3 Media Expression Course.

The course will be 30 hours long, this will include time in studio, time on location and you will get to record your own radio programme.

For further information please contact Deirdre on 087 936 4974.

Asylum Interviews starting again

After a long break caused by the introduction of the 2015 Protection Act and the summer break it looks like asylum interviews are starting up again.

If you have recently received a call to interview you might like to review these sections of the New Horizon website.

It’s got information on:

  • Asylum Seeking Process
  • Definition of a Refugee
  • Refugee Status and Subsidiary Protection
  • Asylum Application Process
  • Dublin III Convention
  • Restrictions on Asylum Seekers
  • The Asylum Interview
  • Preparing for the Asylum Interview
  • At the Asylum Interview
  • Interview Result

If you have problems understanding these documents ask any New Horizon volunteer to explain it.



Asylum Seekers Database

New addition to the website

This is an attempt to gather together in one place information useful to asylum seekers and refugees.

It’s got information on:

  • Ireland and Athlone
  • Asylum seeking process
  • Physical and mental health
  • Education
  • Volunteering
  • Leaving direct provision

And lot’s more. It’s very much a work in progress, comments and updates are very welcome.

Check it out!

Asylum Seeker’s Database

Sea Prayer – Remembering Alan Kurdi

It’s now two years since 3-year-old Alan Kurdi was found drowned on a Turkish beach. Since then it is estimated that 8500 people have died on the same journey.

Khaled Hosseini, a UNHCR goodwill ambassador , has written Sea Prayer. This imagined letter is written in the form of a monologue, delivered by a Syrian father to the son lying asleep in his lap, on the eve of their sea crossing to Europe.

Hosseini is the author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed.

Sea Prayer