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.

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.

170 Fund

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.

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

We are now hiring

We are now hiring

YMCA Operations Manager JD 2019 Due to the success of our existing programmes and our social enterprise initiatives as well as the launch of our strategic plan, we are looking to recruit an Operations Manager. This is a new post in YMCA Dublin and will be a two year...

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National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day

We were delighted to take part in National Fitness Day on Thursday, 26th September. This initiative, run by Active Ireland, Sport Ireland and the European Commission, is a day dedicated to celebrate physical activity in Ireland and to encourage every community to get...

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New fitness classes timetables!

New fitness classes timetables!

We have just launched our new fitness class timetables for our Aungier St and Sandymount gyms! In Aungier St we have brand new classes such as Abz Blatz and Spyn Blitz, the return of classics like 50/50 and Circuits and new favourites such as You Decide, Yoga, Spyn...

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Opening Times


Aungier Street

Monday:  07:00–22:00
Tuesday:  07:00–22:00
Wednesday:  07:00–22:00
Thursday:  07:00–22:00
Friday:  07:00–22:00
Saturday:  09:30–16:30
Sunday:  Closed

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



Monday:  07:30–21:15
Tuesday:  07:30–21:15
Wednesday:  07:30–21:15
Thursday:  07:30–21:15
Friday:  07:30–20:15
Saturday:  10:00–16:30
Sunday:  Closed

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

Contact Us


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YMCA Aungier Street

YMCA Aungier St.

YMCA Sandymount

YMCA Sandymount