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The House of Waterford Crystal
Waterford CityCo. Waterford
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Overlooking the historic district of the Viking Triangle in Waterford City, visitors to the House of Waterford Crystal learn the history and stories behind one of Ireland’s most iconic brands.

Witness the exquisite pieces of crystal make their way from the workshop to the shop floor. Book in for a fascinating factory tour and learn about the historical and contemporary production techniques of the iconic Waterford Crystal. Each of the workers has trained for a minimum of eight years and they are responsible for bringing each piece to life.

The factory tour showcases all stages in the creation of this fine crystal including crystal blowing and mould making, quality inspection and finishing, crystal cutting, sculpting and engraving. Visitors can engage with the people behind the craft and see what their daily work entails as they create crystal before your very eyes.

After the tour, prepare to be dazzled by the pieces of crystal on show within the largest display of Waterford Crystal in the world.

The House of Waterford Crystal operates a range of health and safety measures to ensure a safe and enjoyable welcome for all visitors. These include enhanced clearing measures, reduced capacity, safety screens and hand sanitation stations throughout the facility.

Why we like it
  • Take a factory tour and hear from the expert guides.
  • Speak with the highly-skilled craftspeople.
  • Watch glassblowers as they create crystal masterpieces.
  • Enjoy a coffee at the charming Crystal Café.
Tips from locals

Look out for the special wooden moulds used by the glassblowers to shape the molten crystal. Waterford Crystal is one of the few companies in the world which still practises the ancient craft of mould making.

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