House of Waterford Crystal
A tour of the House of Waterford Crystal is up there with the very best tours you will take across Ireland. Located in the heart of the city’s Viking Triangle region, a factory tour takes you through the many processes that goes into creating this world famous crystal work. You’ll experience the blowing department, the mould room, the quality inspection process, hand marking, and the cutting and sculpting departments, before witnessing the final engraving process, including some bespoke pieces.
As well as getting familiar with the crystal production process, the House of Waterford Crystal also has an amazing retail shop with some stunning pieces of Waterford Crystal, and a cafe that is open to the public. A must see when visiting Waterford City, allow yourself at least an hour to experience Waterford Crystal.
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