Ryanair Sustainable Aviation Centre

Ryanair, in partnership with Trinity College Dublin, announced the launch of the ‘Ryanair Sustainable Aviation Research Centre’.

The project will involve a multi-disciplinary team to engage in best-in-class research around Sustainable Aviation Fuels, Zero Carbon Aircraft Propulsion System and Noise Mapping.

This initiative, which will employ six people, has been made possible by a €1.5m donation from Ryanair and is due to commence in Summer 2021.

Trinity College Dublin

Ryanair’s partnership with the Trinity Business School at Trinity College Dublin supports the new position of Ryanair Professor of Entrepreneurship, which will drive and direct entrepreneurship and innovation at the Business School and across the university. The fund is sponsored by the Ryanair Foundation to the value of €1.5m over 5 years.

Trinity Business School is currently one of the fastest growing business schools in Europe, and is recruiting leading academics and investing €80 million in a new state-of- the-art building at the heart of Dublin city. The Ryanair Foundation has been created to assist a number of selected charitable and educational projects in Ireland and across Europe.

The Ryanair Professor of Entrepreneurship will help oversee and implement key business studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as a new portfolio of executive education.

Trinity College Dublin

Cheltenham Festival

Ryanair is the official airline partner of the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival, and sponsors Thursday’s Feature race, The Ryanair Chase, with a prize fund rising to £400,000 by 2022.


The Ryanair Gold Cup is the feature race on the opening day of Fairyhouse’s renowned Easter festival, the festival at which the Irish Grand National is also run.

Punchestown Festival

Ryanair sponsors the Ryanair Novice Chase on the Thursday of Ireland’s Punchestown Racing Festival, held every April in County Kildare

Leopardstown Christmas Festival

Ryanair sponsors the Grade 1 Ryanair Hurdle, the highlight of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival.

Cheltenham Festival