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2 March 2017

Thanks to long serving volunteer

Friends and colleagues gathered in Ballincollig YMCA to say thanks to Heather Faris who has been a long serving volunteer with the YMCA. Heather probably holds some sort of YMCA record for the number of committees she has served on since coming to Cork in 1988. These have included Cork YMCA Board, Cobh YMCA Advisory […]

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17 February 2017

My Blood is Red- young people’s perspective on inclusion in the YMCA

  A short but powerful film, scripted and performed by participants of a six week programme in YMCA North Down delivered by Alternatives featuring the talents of young people participating in their youth provision. This short was produced in association with Alternatives and funded by the Policing and Community Safety Partnership.

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12 January 2017

Cobh Drugs Project Celebrates 10 years

Cobh YMCA’s Alcohol and Drug’s Project recently celebrated 10 years of service with an event which told some of the stories of those involved. A unique feature of the evening was the fact that it was organised by the project’s Youth Advisory Panel. A variety of mediums were used including live music, videos, art and […]

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20 October 2016

Using ICT in Youth Work – Winter 2016 – Applications open

  We are writing to invite applications for the level 2 OCN NI ‘Using ICT in Youth Work’ training.  There is no cost to the training and we would appreciate it if you would forward this email to anyone you believe would benefit from it.   This training includes understanding the following; The range of ICT technology that may be […]

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17 October 2016

Youth leadership at the heart of the YMCA AGM

On Saturday 15th October the National Council held its 40th AGM in Dublin YMCA. Much of the meeting was taken up with the theme of growing young leaders. Members of our Young Ambassadors group shared their stories from the last year and ambitions for the coming year were set out. The meeting took time to […]

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13 October 2016

40th AGM!

This weekend, representatives of  the Irish YMCAs will join together at Dublin YMCA for the 40th Annual General Meeting of National Council. Although the Movement has been in Ireland since 1849, the Irish National Council was set up 40 years ago to support the local work. We are delighted to celebrate this 40th anniversary with […]

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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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