Working with young people in Dublin’s Inner City for over 160 years.

We run programmes in Youth work, education, family support, community childcare, European volunteer service and community employment. These are just some of the services built into the very core of the YMCA’s existence. We work with young people from crèche going age, through to youth work, to education programmes for those who leave school early.

In order to support our services we run 2 social enterprises – Dublin YMCA Gym in 2 locations (Aungier St and Sandymount) and YMCA Childcare (full-time, quality childcare service).

As a Christian Social Action Charity Dublin YMCA is open to all, regardless of faith, social class, ethnicity, age or gender.  Our mission is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind, and body. We value a sense of responsibility to each other and the global community. Click here to see our privacy policy.


Youth services

The YMCA Youth Work Service engages with over 100 young people aged 7–18yrs in a variety of structured programmes such as; homework clubs, residentials, educational & drop-ins.

“Without the clubs in the YMCA I’d just be out hanging around the streets and getting into trouble…”

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The Support Training and Enterprise Programme is a back- to-education training course designed for people who between 16-24 years old, who have left school early and allows them to gain relevant and meaningful training.

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(Parents and Kids Together).
Many YMCA programmes aim to work with the whole family, providing opportunities for parents and carers to gain from peer and other supports while providing experiences to develop shared memories with their children.

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Homelessness services

We provide support and accommodation for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.The service run in partnership with Depaul Ireland.

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