World Refugee week in Athlone runs from 18 to 23rd June 2022.
New Horizon Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support and Friends would like to invite you to come and celebrate the lives and cultures of the 500 people who have taken shelter among us.
We have a range of fun and exciting events in Athlone; Football and Circus and Book launch, Arts and Music.
Check out our video and our Poster
Calendar of Events
|Sat 18th June||10am to 4pm||Willow Park Football Grounds||‘World Cup’ football competition organised by Athlone African Society|
|Sun 19th June||3pm to 5pm||Civic Square, Athlone||Great Circus Extravaganza |
Young people display their extraordinary circus skills, juggling and stilt walking and acrobatics and lots more.
Checkout the circus programme.
Thanks to Galway Community Circus and Gateway Youth Project.
|Mon 20th June||6:30||Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone||Book and Audio Launch |
Tales My Granny Told Me’ are stories collected from residents in the Athlone Accommodation Unit. Stories will be broadcast by Athlone Community Radio and stored in the National Archive.
Launched by Prof. Kevin Rafter Chair of the Arts Council of Ireland
See Tales My Granny Told Me
Thanks to Create, National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts for generous funding of this very important project. Also to Athlone Community Radio, who have been good friends for many years.
|Tue 21st June||11am to 3pm||Luan Gallery, Athlone||Visit Luan Gallery|
– Guided tour of exhibition ‘The Soul of Matter’ with artist, Derick Smith, and curator Valeria Ceregini.
– Drop in art workshop for children
|Tues 21st June||11am to 3pm||Athlone Castle||Free Tours of Athlone Castle|
Discover the colourful history of Athlone, its castle and people.
– Interactives & Games
– Stunning views of Athlone
|Thurs 23rd June||6pm||Technological University of the Shannon||Trading Tunes in TUS|
This is an opportunity to explore Irish and Ukrainian music and culture. Lecture theatre at 6:00 pm.
|Thurs 23rd June||6pm||Aidan Heavey Library, Athlone||Tree of Hope Art Exhibition Launch|
An exhibition of Artworks created by Syrian English language learners in Kilbeggan. Amal in Arabic, mean hope, prospect, expectancy and trust
See Tree of Hope
We hope that you can join us in one or several of these events.