Our History

From humble beginnings in the City of London in 1844, the YMCA has grown to become a worldwide organisation with 45 million members in 125 countries.

The YMCA has adapted to the needs of today’s young people and works with young men and women regardless of race, religion or culture. Each YMCA now operates on a local scale, delivering services that meet the needs of their local community, in keeping with the wider organisation’s values and aims. At YMCA Dublin, we are proud to be affiliated with the wider YMCA movement – the world’s largest and longest-running youth charity.