House of Waterford Crystal welcomes its 250,000th visitor

The House of Waterford Crystal welcomed its 250,000th visitor through its manufacturing facility and visitor experience on March 23rd 2012.

To celebrate this milestone, a Shamrock centrepiece was presented to the 250,000th visitor, Ms. Rosemarie Leone, from New Jersey, USA.

The Waterford crystal presentation bowl features an interpretive shamrock design representing the four provinces of Ireland intertwined with the Celtic knot symbol of eternity. Its long and deep horizontal cuts are representative of Waterford’s commitment to high quality workmanship and innovative design. Created especially for the occasion, this new shamrock design will be featured in a new collection from Waterford that will be launched in April of this year.

Located on the Mall in the heart of Waterford City just one hundred yards from the idyllic River Suir, the House of Waterford Crystal brings a visit to Waterford to a whole new level as visitors can witness the creation of crystal stemware, giftware and masterpieces right before their very eyes. Every year The House of Waterford Crystal melts down more than 750,000 tonnes of crystal and they produce more than 45,000 pieces using traditional manufacturing techniques.

David McCoy Commercial Director said, “We are delighted to welcome so many thousands of visitors who have travelled from North America, Australia, Europe, UK and Ireland to our new factory and visitor experience. The new manufacturing facility provides the capability to produce many of our stemware, giftware and sporting trophies.”

                         

Ms. Leone was travelling with the tour group CIE International Tours. CIE Tours are celebrating 80 years of travel excellence, during which they have been providing travellers with the highest quality holidays to Ireland and Britain. CIE Tours set their own high standards for delivering excellent holidays with state-of-the-art luxury coaches, prompt and pleasant customer service, the best hotels and carefully chosen visits and entertainment.