The 170th Birthday

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.

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.


YMCA Dublin was 170 years old in 2019! We celebrated this milestone with an event in our sports hall in June. Thank you to all who attended and all who shared their experience in YMCA Dublin over the years! Particular thanks to Radisson Blu, Starbucks and Mannings Bakery who provided us with all the refreshments