I was told before leaving home that Waterford Crystal had closed, well let me tell you, it hasn't. The bulk of the mass produced stuff is now done in the Czech Republic, but trophies and the more specialised range is still made in Ireland. The glass blower preparing a vase to go into the mould.
Of course there is a retail experience at all these places we visited, and Waterford was no exception. I took this picture just for Michael, I know he would love the chandeliers and the table setting.