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“A whole new respect for these fine craftsmen”
Review of Waterford Crystal

Waterford Crystal
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Waterford Crystal and Kilkenny Rail Trip from Dublin
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House of Waterford Crystal Guided Factory Tour
Ranked #1 of 60 things to do in Waterford
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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.
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Excellent tour. Would make this a must while visiting Ireland. You will leave with a true respect for these fine craftsmen. You also appreciate the price of this fine crystal!

Thank Cathie S
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

it has changed and not for the better so I think we'll skip it next time we visit the area! sad I've been to it at least 8 times in the past!

1  Thank Andy M
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

We hesitated on taking the tour thinking it might just be a sales pitch but in the end it was well worth it. Our guide was informative and interesting. We found they put a lot of effort into making sure we saw first hand all aspects of the glass making. The workers there were so focused on their detailed work - it was amazing to see. And no real sales pitch (but we did buy something in the store and never regretted it for a minute)

Thank happytoretire
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

We took a tour of the Waterford Cyrstal Factory in June. Our tour guide was very nice and well informed of all the processes; as well as what apprentices went through. It was amazing to see the men (I would call them Artists) working on their Crystal creations as we went through the factory. My husband is a carpenter/stage hand so getting to see all the tools that they used while making the crystal; was like going to Disney for him! For me - being from NY i was literally moved to tears to see the waterford 9/11 memorial (i'm an emotional person and felt rather silly for crying but it was beautiful). I would definitely recommend this as a must go to when in Waterford.

Thank Rachel C
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

So enjoyed going through the new House of Waterford Crystal. Very interesting watching them make the glass. The tour showed us all the different steps in making crystal. The had a wonderful showroom to purchase items after the tour. The workers were very pleasant and answered any questions that we might have. Very educational. Glad also to know Waterford is doing good, they say business improves daily. We saw that they were tearing the old factory down as we rode out of town. I would very much recommend the House of Waterford to be on your places to see list while in Ireland.

Thank tagent22
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