Welcome to YMCA Dublin

Dublin YMCA has been helping vulnerable young people in Dublin’s Inner City for over 160 years.

Youth work, education, family support programmes, community childcare and community employment are just some of the services built into the very core of the YMCA’s existence. We work with young people from créche going age through to youth work, education programmes for those who leave school early.


In order to support our charity services we run two social enterprises- Dublin YMCA Gym in two locations (Aungier Street, Dublin 2 and Sandymount, Dublin 4) and YMCA Childcare (full and part time quality affordable childcare service).

Dublin YMCA is open to all regardless of faith, social class, ethnicity, age or gender. Our mission is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body. We value a sense of responsibility to each other and the global community.

Latest News

Goodbye Dublin, by Max

05 Aug 2016

I knew from the beginning that I’ll have to leave once the project is over, however now when the time has come – I realized that I’ve unwillingly grown deeper roots than can be removed painlessly. But I am thankful for those. For people I’ll miss and people who will miss me, for moments we […]


It’s time to be back home! Thanks for a great year, by Chiara

29 Jul 2016

Over this year, in the Pakt club (Parents and kids together), we have introduced a very good practice at the end of each club. It consists in saying, writing or drawing a few words about things they were grateful for that had occurred not only during the club, but also during the whole day. We […]


Time to Harvest, by Eva

08 Jul 2016

Last January I decided to take advantage of the freezing weather to lock myself up, save some money, and study for my English certificate in Advanced English, which was one of the goals I was set out to achieve during this year. I am aware that tests rarely speak the whole truth because there are […]


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