Welcome to 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 saw 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.

About Us

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.

Youth Spaces

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 part time care for children from 3 months through to 6 years old and after-school care for children who attend school in the local area.


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.

Christmas Tree Sales

Our annual Christmas tree sales fundraiser helps fund our work with young people and the community

Get Involved

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.

Latest News

The Irish Times Interviews PlusOne Mentoring

The Irish Times Interviews PlusOne Mentoring

“I’ve learned how to cope with and manage my emotions.” PlusOne mentoring sat down to do an interview with The Irish Times where we discussed the impact that our programme has had in the life of one of our young people from a school in Whitehall. Caitlin has been...

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RTÉ News2Day & Our Youth Work Junior Leaders!

RTÉ News2Day & Our Youth Work Junior Leaders!

RTÉ news2day filmed some of our Junior Leaders in our Community Hub making Christmas Boxes that will be on sale! This was in line with the National Youth Council of Ireland's One World Week and how we can bring power back into our local communities. We’re so proud of...

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Opening Times


Aungier Street

Monday:  07:45–18:35
Tuesday:  07:45–18:35
Wednesday:  07:45–18:35
Thursday:  07:45–18:35
Friday:  07:45–18:35
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday:  Closed

Phone: (01) 478 2607
Email: info@ymca.ie

Address: 53 Aungier Street, Dublin 2,

D02 CH96



Temporarily closed due Level 5 restrictions

Monday:  07:30–20:15
Tuesday:  07:30–20:15
Wednesday:  07:30–20:15
Thursday:  07:30–20:15
Friday:  07:30–20:15
Saturday:  09:30–16:30
Sunday:  Closed

Phone: (01) 607 7102
Email: sandymount@ymca.ie

Address: 31A Claremont Rd, Dublin 4,

D04 P9T7

Contact Us


YMCA Aungier Street

YMCA Aungier St.

YMCA Sandymount

YMCA Sandymount