Waterford Cyrstal Factory and GalleryApprox. Time: 1 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

Blowing & Shaping … A Technique used for centuries. The techniques and tools have changed little over the centuries since George and William Penrose first opened their glassmaking factory in 1783. The craftsmen transform glowing balls of crystal into elegant shapes using their artistic instinct, their breath and traditional tools such as hollow iron rods and handmade wooden moulds.

Take a step back in time here, avail of a unique opportunity to meet the master craftsmen in their place of work. They will share with you their craft skills of cutting and engraving and answer any questions in a relaxed atmosphere … giving life to the legend that is Waterford.
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Once back in the Gallery, having witnessed the magic of Waterford being created, you can browse through the world's largest display of Waterford in magnificent surroundings.