It was announced today that Ryanair has formed a new three year Premier Corporate Partnership with the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin. The partnership, which runs until 2020, will enable Ryanair to support the arts under its “Always Getting Better” programme.
The newly refurbished Gallery, which was founded in 1854, is located on Dublin’s Merrion Square West and is one of Ireland’s leading institutions of cultural importance, attracting over a million visitors per year.
The partnership follows similar collaborations with Trinity College Dublin, where Ryanair sponsors a Professor of Entrepreneurship, and its ongoing support for ISPCC Childline, Ryanair’s official charity partner, as part of its expanding CSR programme.
Speaking today, Director of Development at the National Gallery of Ireland, Gabrielle Murphy said, "We are delighted to have Ryanair as one of our new Premier Corporate Partners. As a Corporate Partner, Ryanair will enjoy a range of benefits for its staff, the opportunity to attend exciting behind the scenes visits and private tours, as well as the chance to hold its own events at the Gallery. The support from Ryanair allows the Gallery to host world class exhibitions as well as to invest more in its permanent collection and public engagement programme."
Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Robin Kiely added, "We are pleased to have entered into this partnership with the National Gallery of Ireland, which enables Ryanair to support one of Ireland’s leading institutions of cultural importance. The Gallery’s renewed focus on the visitor experience, reopening of the historic wings, and resumption of a full programme of exhibitions, events and educational activities will see it grow from strength to strength. We are delighted to make our contribution to its continued development and we encourage our 13 million annual Dublin customers to pay a visit."