Celebrate Christmas at House of Waterford: memorable experiences and exquisite gifts

Memorable experiences and exquisite gifts at House of Waterford
By Merry McKringle
Celebrate Christmas at House of Waterford: memorable experiences and exquisite gifts

House of Waterford stands proudly as Waterford’s flagship store at the heart of the Viking Triangle in Waterford City Centre. A destination for visitors from all over the world, House of Waterford has so much to offer those of us who live here too! 

See the mastercraftsmen at work on the House of Waterford’s Factory Tour

House of Waterford’s Factory Tour

Crafted since 1783, Waterford continues to be at the forefront of exquisitely designed and expertly hand-crafted crystal creations.

House of Waterford stands proudly as Waterford’s flagship store and showcases Waterford’s key value of craftsmanship; allowing visitors to experience the beauty of Waterford from initial concept to final product.  The factory is the beating heart of Waterford’s crystal manufacture and is where the most intricate, authentic, and masterful crystal pieces come to life.

The tour follows each production process, beginning in mould room where visitors can witness the ancient art of mould making; through to the blowing platform, where highly-skilled Master Blowers transform glowing balls of crystal into majestic shapes before placing them through the 1400-degree furnace.

Moving to the marking department, where the crystal is marked with a temporary geometric grid that assists the Master Cutter as they cut the pattern onto the crystal; to the cutting department where Master Cutters utilise their masterful skills to cut intricate patterns by applying the exact pressure to make the cut without damaging the integrity of the vessel.

Finally the sculpting and engraving departments showcases inspirational pieces of crystal created by our Master Sculptors and Engravers. Experience how delicately our Master Craftsmen adorn intricate detail onto the crystal as they transform robust blocks of crystal into elegant shapes and figures with their sculpting wheels.

Factory tours operate Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 3pm; tickets can be booked online at www.waterfordvisitorcentre.com.

See the mastercraftsmen at work on the House of Waterford’s Factory Tour

Enjoy a coffee or decadent drink among the world’s largest display of Waterford crystal

House of Waterford’s retail store showcases the world’s largest display of Waterford crystal; visitors can browse a variety of items from Christmas ornaments, exclusive jewellery, to Waterford’s iconic Lismore collection.

Located at the front of the retail store, overlooking The Mall and surrounded by sculpted crystal masterpieces, the Waterford Bar is a stylish place to perch before your tour or linger at the end of a leisurely day. The bar offers a selection of champagne, fine wines, spirits and soft drinks all served in Waterford glassware.

The Waterford Café is the perfect place to recharge after exploring the delights of Winterval. Serving an extensive menu of freshly made breakfast and lunch options, along with indulgent sweet treats; there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The Waterford Café is open seven days a week from 9am to 4pm.

Enjoy a coffee or decadent drink among the world’s largest display of Waterford crystal

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Christmas Ornaments

Whether you’re buying for yourself, or looking for a special gift for a loved one, Waterford’s Christmas ornaments are timeless and tasteful. Strung with satin ribbons, each ornament is an exquisite celebration of joy.

Ornaments are available from House of Waterford’s retail store; our in-store engraver is also on hand to add an extra special touch to your gifts.

Annual Icicle 2023: €70

Annual Snowstar 2023: €70

Annual Snow Crystal 2023: €70

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New Year’s Collection

Greet the New Year in style with brilliant Waterford crystal drinkware and cocktail accessories. The clarity and expert craftsmanship of our crystal ensures that these pieces can be enjoyed whenever there’s a celebration.

New Year Celebration Flute, Set of 2: €400

Luther Vandross Collection

Waterford has partnered with the Luther Vandross Estate and Primary Wave Music to launch a special Luther Vandross X Waterford crystal collection, Luther 81. The stunning karo cut in the collection links to one of Luther Vandross’ most iconic lyrics, ‘A thousand kisses from you is never too much’.

Luther Vandross Champagne Coupe, Set of 2: €250

Lismore

Waterford’s iconic Lismore pattern was created in 1952 by Miroslav Havel who drew inspiration for the pattern’s signature diamond and wedge cuts from the rugged charm of Lismore Castle in the idyllic countryside of County Waterford. Over 70 years later, Lismore still stands proud as Waterford’s most beloved and bestselling pattern.

Lismore Double Old Fashioned Set of 2: €160

Lismore Diamond

The Lismore Diamond range, created to honour the 60th anniversary of the Lismore pattern, is an enduring reinvention, forever honouring the evolution of the Lismore pattern. Characterised by intricate diamond cuts rendered in fine, radiant crystal, the pattern celebrates an icon with its own strong and clear presence.

Lismore Diamond Picture Frame 4x6”: €125

The perfect experiental gift!

Waterford Café Afternoon Tea Voucher

Searching for the perfect experiential gift? The Waterford Café’s Afternoon Tea voucher is the perfect gift for this festive season. Our Afternoon Tea is filled with delicious scones, sandwiches and indulgent sweet treats, served on Wedgwood fine china and accompanied by a selection of specialty teas or coffee.

To make the experience even more memorable, why not upgrade to a wine or Champagne options?

Afternoon Tea vouchers can be purchased on www.waterfordvisitorcentre.com.

The perfect experiental gift!

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