Join us on the Waterford Crystal Factory Tour in the wonderful town of Waterford Ireland. On this tour you will finally get your answer to: Waterford Crystal how is it made? See Waterford Crystal artisans blow and craft this beautiful crystal.

Prior to becoming Master Craftsman, candidates must endure a 5 year apprenticeship program. At the end of the program, the final test was creating a perfectly crafted “Waterford Crystal Apprentice Bowl”.

While you can still tour the factory in Waterford, only very custom crystal is currently being manufactured here. After a series of mergers and acquisitions, Waterford Crystal is currently owned by the Fiskars Corporation. They currently own brands such as Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Royal Albert and Rogaška. Most consumer grade Waterford Crystal you will find in stores are manufactured in countries such as Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Germany.

Even so, the factory tour in Ireland still makes a pleasant stop and it is very interesting to see these Master Craftsman at work. We highly recommend stopping if you are in the Waterford Ireland area during your Irish vacation.

For ticket information and opening hours of the Factory Tour click here!

Be sure to see our our Ireland Playlist to see all our Ireland Tourist sites.

Unlike most travel bloggers that travel full time, we have to balance full time jobs, and elementary school age daughter. We definitely don't travel as much as we would like, but we think our situation is closer to what most travelers are in themselves.
Our family currently lives and loves the Austin, Texas area of the United States. We have lived in many states and even internationally.

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