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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

This 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. YMCA Week 2016 Event YMCA Time Date Big Breakfast Larne 9:00am Saturday 4th Business Lunch ‘The Business of Football’ North Down […]

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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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21 December 2015

The YMCA youth work team plans for the future

YMCA Youth Workers got together this month to review and evaluate the 2014/15 ‘YMCA Youth Workers CPD Programme’.  General consensus was that this programme was valued by all participants.  The relationships that have been developed, time spent together and topics covered were all mentioned as particularly useful.  A number of changes to format were suggested […]

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3 December 2015

Protect our Future!

Young people from YMCA programmes took part in the People’s Climate Change march in Cork. The slogan on their banner is taken from the YMCA’s Challenge 21 statement which calls on all to defend God’s creation against all that would destroy it and preserve and protect the earth’s resources for coming generations. Ellen O Driscoll, who is involved with […]

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