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YMCA Ireland

The YMCA is a non-denominational Christian youth movement whose services and programmes are open to people of all faiths and of none.

The YMCA is made up of local associations which operate in over 20 communities throughout the island. The YMCA seeks through its local associations to develop services and programmes which are responsive to the needs of young people. Consequently there is a wide range of programmes on offer which focus on outdoor education, vocational training, youth information, health education, homelessness, global youth work, faith development, peace and reconciliation and family youth work.

The National Council of YMCA's is the umbrella body for the Irish YMCA movement and provides a range of support services to local YMCAs as well as providing links to the European and World Alliance of YMCAs.

National Officers

President:  Campbell Killick


National Secretary: Stephen Turner

Deputy National Secretary: Ivan McMahon

Greater Dublin Development Officer: Brian Murtagh

Training & Policy Officer: Michele Taylor

National STEP Co-ordinator: Tom Kent

Health Education Officer: Irene Mulcahy

Programme Development Officer: Chriszine Backhouse


National Office:

National Council of YMCAs, Donard Park, King St, Newcastle BT330GR

Tel: 048 90 449316



Republic of Ireland Office:

YMCA Ireland

Unit 1 A Innishmore Ind Estate

Ballincollig, Co Cork

Tel/Fax: 021 4850015