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“Well worth a visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Waterford Crystal

Waterford Crystal
The Mall, Waterford Waterford, Ireland
353 51 317000
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Waterford
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: Originally founded by George and William Penrose in 1783, Waterford crystal is world-renowned for quality and beauty. Have you seen someone blow molten crystal into a vase? Check out the factory tour. Visitors are guided through the factory to see experienced craftsmen at work, creating new crystal pieces. The factory is open to tours, contact the company for details.
Hobart, Australia
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Originally my knowledge was that Waterford Crystal had closed down. Indeed the original factory remains closed. Since then the Waterford business community/council reopened at a new downtown, most modern facility. There is a production line for many items in Waterford, but we were told much Waterford product is produced in Europe - albeit still to Waterford's exacting standards.
The tour is well worth while, expecially to watch selected craftsmen at work producing trophies and other items. The showroom has a substantial "mouth watering" display of crystal from table ware, through chandeliers and trophies.
One cannot leave without acquiring something, if only to possess a fine and reputable product(s).

Visited June 2013
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“Shiny”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Be very careful walking through this store, do not let your purse or camera case swing loose on your shoulder or arm. Many of these pieces cost in the tens of thousands in Euros. The pieces are absolutely beautiful. I would not bring a child in this store.

Visited May 2013
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Midland, Texas
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“Cool tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Interesting tour. Take away all your wife's cards and cash before entering or you will be coming home with crystal!

Visited June 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Sadly not the real thing but interesting anyway”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Waterford Crystal went bankrupt several years ago and the name was purchased by another company. A small factory continues to operate in Waterford and has a wonderful tour showing the process used to make Waterford Crystal.

Visited July 2013
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“overpriced tourist attraction”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

much to our dismay the only pieces actually still made here are the craftsman demos! everything is so pricy you can buy it, let alone ship it back home. skip this and spend more time at Kilkarey!

Visited June 2013
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