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Life in Direct Provision in Galway

Last October, Claremorris Community Radio aired a programme produced by several residents of the Direct Provision centre in Ballyhaunis, who had completed our QQI Level 3 course in Media Expression.

CCR’s John Nolan, with some of the residents of Direct Provision in Galway who took our Level 3 Media Expression course in the months before Christmas.

Following the airing of this programme, the station began a second course, this time with a selection of residents of the two Direct Provision centres in Galway city. This course was generously facilitated by our colleagues in Flirt FM, NUI Galway campus radio, who made their studios and rooms available to us for several weeks throughout November and December.

The programme created by the students of this second course will be aired on Claremorris Community Radio on Saturday, January 19th, at 5pm. It will be repeated on Tuesday next, January 22nd, at 7pm and will also be available on our mixcloud from the start of next week.

Update: The programme is now available at the following link www.mixcloud.com/claremorrisfm/life-in-direct-provision-in-galway/

Life in Direct Provision

Over the past two months, 11 residents of the Direct Provision Centre in Ballyhaunis took part in our QQI Level 3 course in Media Expression.  The course was held in both the Old Convent in Ballyhaunis and at our studios in Claremorris.

As part of their portfolios, the students had to produce a 1-hour show for broadcast, on their life and experiences in the direct provision system.  The students have created a very interesting insight into the lives they lead in communities like ours, throughout the country.  Lives that are often overlooked or not understood, as they are mostly lived behind the walls of direct provision centres.  

If you’d like to find out more about life as an asylum-seeker in Ballyhaunis, this show will be aired on Claremorris Community Radio on Saturday (October 20th) at 1pm.  It will be repeated the following day at 5pm and again on Friday 26th at 7pm.

Update: You can now listen to this programme online, via our mixcloud page.  Simply click on: www.mixcloud.com/claremorrisfm/life-in-direct-provision-in-ballyhaunis/