YMCA news

6 June 2017

YMCA Celebrates Founder’s Day!

Young people, volunteers and staff  throughout Ireland and beyond are marking the 173rd Anniversary of the foundation of the YMCA. In Ireland a series of special events have been organised including an exhibition of photos & videos produced by young people from the Cork area and Iceland; a movie making event in Larne; a series […]

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12 May 2017

YMCA Young Reporters documents Royal Visit

Young Reporters from YMCA were asked to record and document the visit of Prince Charles and Camilla to Aras an Uachtarain in Dublin. As part of the visit which focused on the theme of Students in Pursuit of Excellence and Ethics, the YMCA Young Reporters interviewed a number of young people who are making a […]

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2 May 2017

European YMCA Assembly

The Annual General Assembly took place in Edinburgh with over 100 delegates representing 28 member movements from across the continent. A strong component of this year’s Assembly were the opportunities to learn more about YMCA work with refugees and IDPs in Greece and Ukraine. There was also a number of inputs around Advocacy and how […]

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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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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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