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.
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.
Christmas Tree Sales
Our annual Christmas tree sales fundraiser helps fund our work with young people and the community
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.
Check out this Oven Baked Fish and Veggies from our fitness instructor Adrian. With minimal prep, it’s a handy dish for a busy evening! 👌
Try this Summer Steak Salad recipe, from our fitness instructor Adrian, for a great protein hit with lots of veg. 😍 YIELDS: 1 SERVINGS PREP TIME: 10 MINS COOK TIME: 8 MINS TOTAL TIME: 18 MINS CALORIES PER PORTION: 340KCAL NUTRITIONAL BREAKDOWN PER...
We are delighted to announce we are reopening YMCA Dublin on a phased basis. Childcare is first to reopen on Monday, 29th June
We look forward to welcoming children back to YMCA Childcare. Over the past few weeks our team has been busy preparing to reopen. We are following all regulatory guidance & best practice. Staff have completed training in preparation for the return of the children.