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17 November 2016

Sad News

It is with deep sadness we report the death of one of our volunteers Cameron Baxter. Cameron injured himself at Greenhill YMCA on Sunday November 6th and remained in a coma until his death on Tuesday 15th November.  Cameron was a wonderful young volunteer who had contributed greatly to the volunteer community and the work […]

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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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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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