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Waterford Crystal

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Address: The Mall, Waterford Waterford, Ireland
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+353 51 317 000
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Originally founded by George and William Penrose in 1783, Waterford crystal...

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.

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Very hands on tour

You get to be wright there up close with what is being done. You can talk with the people and touch and hold the product. Take all the pictures you want . And a nice gift shop... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Key West, Florida
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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You get to be wright there up close with what is being done. You can talk with the people and touch and hold the product. Take all the pictures you want . And a nice gift shop with very different and expensive items.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The crystal is not as fabulous as we had expected. Much of the stock is aimed at the American market. We expected high quality engraved and cut glass pieces but so much of it was just average glass with high price tag. Disappointing to discover glass engravers and designers originated from Eastern Europe and the industry is not based on... More 

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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fascinating to watch the artists at work creating the famed Waterford Crystal pieces. Ultimately it was a gimmick to get us to shop their store and spend more money than we needed to but it is all very interesting to see how it was all done and learn about the history of Waterford Crystal Artistry

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're around and about Waterford seeing the crystal factory is a must..very interesting to the famous Waterford crystal at home where it begins.

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Thank beryl p
County Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Brilliant from start to finish of the tour seeing the glass being made all the staff. Seeing how the crystal is cuthe. Fantastic

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Alamo, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see when in Waterford! The tour is very informative and interesting. Had no idea the amount of custom work that is done there.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I attended this tour showing how leaded glass is is first molded, then blown, then cooled, and then designed into some of the most detailed and beautiful memorials, awards, etc. Its all shown from a higher walking level. There's also a show room where glass can be viewed and purchased. It can be sent home or taken... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When planning our 2-week Ireland vacation, my husband (a mechanical engineer) expressed an interest in visiting the Waterford Crystal factory. I was happy to oblige. The only option to see the factory is a guided tour and our guide was well-versed and personable. We were taken through all areas of the factory (molds, blowing, quality, cutting, and sculpting/engraving). The artisans... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit just to admire the craftmanship that has gone into making the beautiful crystal pieces. Visitors can walk in and look around the shop or tours can be arranged.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughters (13 & 11) and I enjoyed the tour, it was great to see a working crystal factory in motion. The staff were so friendly and helpful, each member we spoke to was polite and interested in us. Well worth a visit.

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