Crystal & Glass

Waterford is renowned for glass making and is celebrated the world over for its quality and design. The history of glass making in Waterford goes back over 200 years to 1783 when two brothers George and William Penrose first started producing “Flint Glass” in Waterford City in what was called the Waterford Glass House.

Today the tradition of glass is flourishing in Waterford with such companies as Penrose Crystal, Emerald Crystal, The Irish Handmade Glass Company Heritage Crystal and Waterford Crystal along with engravers of world renown like Sean Egan Art Glass.