Picture Postcard From The Emerald Isle: A Visit To The Newly Opened Waterford Crystal Factory

Irish Eyes, Smiling – waitress at Le Boheme, an award-winning restaurant in Waterford, Ireland, where we had lunch.
Fishing traps on the docks at Dunmore East, where we tendered ashore from Crystal Symphony for the 20-minute transfer to Waterford.
The House of Waterford Crystal only reopened in June 2010 after being acquired by new owners. We toured the factory, where we watched and talked with craftsman creating masterpieces for the world-renowned brand.
Template and forms for the crystal pieces that workers in the photos below create.
Workmen heating and blowing crystal.

 

Grinding the etch lines with diamond-tipped tools.
Before and after.
Eyeing a masterpiece.

 

Waterford City Center
Lunch at Le Boheme

Master chef Eric Théze. La Bohème Restaurant is housed in the vaults of the Georgian ‘Port of Waterford’ building – an historic property that has been associated with the local Chamber of Commerce for many years.
La Bohème Restaurant is housed in the vaults of the Georgian ‘Port of Waterford’ building – an historic property that has been associated with the local Chamber of Commerce for many years.
La Bohème Restaurant is housed in the vaults of the Georgian ‘Port of Waterford’ building – an historic property that has been associated with the local Chamber of Commerce for many years.
Return to Dunmore East.

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