Waterford glass was started by two brothers, george and william penrose, in 1783 it was the most notable of all irish crystal companies in 1799, the penrose brothers sold waterford glass to the gatchell family the crystal industry was prosperous until 1825 irish glass manufacturers began to slowly close due to high.
The beginnings of glass making in ireland are lost in the mists of time but there is sufficient archaeological evidence to show that, from the early iron age, glass was regarded with respect indeed, medieval documents can prove glass making existed in ireland back in the middle 13th century however, the waterford crystal.
Learn about the history of waterford crystal from its earliest days watch skilled artisans blow, cut, sculpt and engrave crystal explore the retail shop's shining and elegant wares full description the house of waterford crystal tour is more than a factory visit we take you on a journey into the world of crystal you'll see.
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