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House of Waterford Crystal – Ireland

On the seventh day of our Ireland tour we spent some time at House of Waterford Crystal.

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It was a beautiful place, interesting and we had a great tour guide.

It was kind of upsetting though to learn that Waterford was not as large as it once had been. Such talented people that work there! I am so glad I got to see it, and hope that one day when the economy is better that it will be busier and more profitable.

The show room was gorgeous . . .

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After looking around the showroom we went on a tour of how the crystal was made…We got a chance to see the mold room, blowing department, quality inspection, hand marking, cutting department and sculpting and engraving.

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After seeing the techniques, we got to see some of the rare finished pieces…

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Then back to the beautiful showroom …

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My favorite items …

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Would love to have a shot of Patron XO Cafe out of these shot glasses! LOL

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Until next time, LAF

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