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29 August 2016

Young Ambassadors meet in Greenhill

A group of young YMCA leaders from North and South met in Greenhill YMCA as part of the Young Ambassador programme. Alongside team-building exercises, the group had a chance to learn more about the work of Y CARE International and how global youth work starts with changes at home! The group had a chance to […]

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29 August 2016

Snow in August for YMCA group !

A group of young people from STEP groups in the Cork area took part in the first part of a two part exchange with a group in Iceland. The Cork group were well looked after by UIA- Youth Sports in Egilstadder in Eastern Iceland where they had the opportunity to try a whole range of new […]

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29 June 2016

Portadown YMCA and Clounagh Pupils Say – Enough is Enough

  Year 8 pupils from Clounagh Junior High School have decided ‘enough is enough’ when it comes to Animal cruelty. For the last ten weeks pupils from Clounagh have taken part in a project facilitated by Portadown YMCA aimed at tackling the issue of animal cruelty. The class took on the issue following a number […]

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6 June 2016

YMCA Week Events

    YMCA Week 2016This year we have 11 events as part of YMCA week. If you are interested in know more about the YMCA, want to volunteer or donate why not look in at your local event. Event YMCA Time Date Big Breakfast Larne 9:00am Saturday 4th Business Lunch ‘The Business of Football’ North […]

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6 June 2016

YMCA Week Begins

Thanks to Larne YMCA for starting our YMCA week Celebrations.We have 12 events in all across the island from Larne to Bandon. On Saturday Larne held the ‘Big Breakfast’ . The Trustees of Larne took time out to discuss the 2020 YMCA Vision paper and look at ways of working in the future. Some very […]

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2 June 2016

YMCA Week June 6-13

YMCAs throughout the world will be celebrating Founder’s day on June 6 when they remember George Williams who founded the YMCA in 1844. Today the YMCA works in 119 countries and with an estimated 58 million users In Ireland the YMCA works in 20 communities in both parts of the island and its services are […]

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8 April 2016

Can Soup eaters change Dublin?

A new initiative by YMCA Dublin and Third Space seeks to create an opportunity for people to bring about real change in local communities through an innovative approach. Read more about ithttp://www.dublininquirer.com/2016/03/29/can-soup-eaters-change-dublin-better/

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1 March 2016

Young Leaders from Kosova and England YMCA visit N Ireland

Young leaders from YMCAs in Kosovo, England recently took part in a study visit to YMCA in Ireland where they met with some of their Irish peers while also meeting a number of dignitaries. The visit funded under Erasmus, had a particular focus on looking at issues of cultural diversity and the role of the […]

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1 March 2016

YMCA Young People support Irish Red Cross Appeal

Young people from Ballincollig YMCA’s STEP and PAKT programmes recently handed over a cheque for €700 which they raised for the Irish Red Cross Refugee Appeal.  The young people used a variety of approaches to raising the money as well as helping to raise the issues affecting Syrian refugees.

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21 December 2015

National Council AGM brings new Purpose and Personalities

    This year’s National AGM was a day of transformation. The meeting was held in 3 locations Ballincollig, Belfast & Dublin joined by video link. The key focus was modernising the YMCA purposes. This was achieved unanimously with new purposes reflecting our branding, young people’s development, healthy living and community engagement. There was also […]

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