170 years of YMCA Dublin
YMCA Dublin is a community-based charity operating as a social enterprise, providing services for children, young people and families. We are the second oldest YMCA in the world and 2019 sees YMCA Dublin’s 170th Birthday.
Built on a social enterprise model, all income we generate goes directly back into funding our local community projects and initiatives, youth work, youth cafe, plus one mentoring, community work, community childcare and community employment.
Since 1849 our approach has been to work through mind, body and spirit. We work in and with communities to support individuals, children and young people to develop the skills, experiences, relationships and behaviours for healthy, confident and successful futures.
Our vision is that we believe everyone should have the opportunity to belong to healthy, confident, secure and connected communities. Today, our staff and trustees are working towards an ambitious 5-year plan of sustained and quality growth as outlined in our Strategic Plan.
We are a community-based charity operating as a social enterprise. All income we generate goes directly back into funding our local community projects and initiatives. This year we celebrate our 170th birthday.
Our Youth Spaces programmes include youth work, our youth cafe and Plus-One Mentoring programme, which all strengthen the local community by getting young people and their families involved in a range of activities.
We offer quality and affordable childcare with full and
We engage and support the local community with our Community Hub space, through Community Employment schemes for those are long-term unemployed, social housing for those experiencing homelessness and Breathe, a safe space where you can be yourself.
We have everything you need in our gyms to get fit and healthy. Our facilities for hire include dance studios, an indoor sports hall and a range of outdoor Astro pitches. All profits from our fitness social enterprises go towards funding our work with vulnerable young people in Dublin’s inner city.
The 170 Fund has been created to present businesses and organisations with the opportunity to support YMCA Dublin in an impactful way, through affordable support with a lasting relationship.
You can get involved with YMCA Dublin in loads of different ways, as a once off or on an ongoing basis. You can get involved by donating, volunteering, fundraising or getting your company involved as a corporate partner.
We have a range of gym only or gym and class membership options for our Aungier St or Sandymount gyms. We have no joining fees on any of these options and all profits support our work with vulnerable young people in Dublin’s inner city.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual Family Fun Day in Sandymount on Saturday, 24th August. We had loads of fun from all the bouncy castles, face painting, slushies, ice cream, a barbeque, crafts and games! Thank you to Zendesk for kindly sponsoring this...read more
Our Youthwork summer project runs every year during the month of July. This year we went on various trips to the Hell Fire Club, Dun Laoghaire, ZipIt, Malahide Castle, EastWall Water Sports, Kildare Village, Causey Farm, Funtasia Waterpark, Sandymount beach followed...read more
We recently held a HB Fundays ice cream fundraiser for Down Syndrome Ireland in our Community Hub. Everyone enjoyed their ice cream and we raised money for an important cause! It was great to see so many attend this event.read more