Yet another Irish Fireside gem
Hmmmmmm. I'm not sure that pronounced 'twaing' pleasured me, however it was a very good concise yet informatve report and i'm going there in two weeks time.
Well done Waterford on that achievement it looks mega impressive.
Lol, very nice film, did anyone notice the bus at the bus deepo had a flat tyre!
Its a very fair assessment of the new centre though, very good to look round - its visitor friendly but still feels like a factory. And the workers are very much geared towards talking to the visitors.
Well done. As for the "twaing" I'm sure a mid-Western American accent is just as pleasing as a Corkonian one. ;-) Thanks for the "gem" Tony.
As someone who visited the old Waterford Crystal Factory and showroom in 2008 I can say that this new centre is a vast improvement on many levels. It is a very short walk from the main bus station (and by the way the bus does not have a flat tyre, the bus stands are designed so that people don't have a high step to climb to get into the bus, the parking area is lover down than the waiting area.) and very close to other attractions in Waterford. The craftsmen really look as if they are enjoying what they are doing and the showroom looks great. Well worth a visit.
Went to buy some waterford in Limerick last week as my daughter wanted to bring a gift to her host family in Italy and guess what everything i looked at was made in POLAND!!!!! Are they tring to fool usall into thinking it is made in Ireland??? I was rather annoyed. Also the 10.50euro charge seems crazy for the showroom tour. I personally would never bring anyone there. I have in the past but then it was actually made in Ireland. Sorry to be a downer
The tour is not of the showroom, that is free. You visit the glass making section where all stages of production of Waterford Glass can be seen. And while much of the production does start - and sometimes finish - in Poland the factory in Dungarvan, and the production from the Waterford center are also available.
I asked on the tour whether the glass made in Waterford will be marked as Waterford Waterford Crystal, and I was told it would. I would be interested to know if anyone else has asked as this was on the second day open and some facts were still a little vague!
Factory in Dungarvan? When did the factory in Dungarvan re open? It closed down in 2005.
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