The latest news from the House of Waterford Crystal....

The House of Waterford Crystal was delighted to welcome a group of the Rose of Tralee entrants on Saturday March 30th.

The ladies were taken on a private tour of the manufacturing facility and were guided through the process of how our beautiful Crystal is made.

We would like to wish all the ladies the very best of luck in this year's event.

Pictured are the Waterford and Carlow Rose

The House of Waterford Crystal had some very special visitors today.

 
Luke Mitchell ( Romeo) and Rebecca Breeds ( Ruby) from the Australian TV series Home and Away, are in Waterford City for a few days and popped into visit us.
 
During their visit the couple were presented with a pair of beautiful Waterford Crystal flutes by Sharon Murphy, Operations Manager.
 
Staff and visitors alike were delighted to have their photos taken with the lovely couple in our Retail Store.
 

 

 

Members of the Waterford choir Madrigallery, together with their conductor Kevin O'Carroll, presenting a gift of Waterford Crystal to the world-renowned cellist Nicola Thomas, on the occasion of her performance at a concert given by the choir and the Waterford Concert Orchestra in St John's Church on February 16th. 2013

The Bank of Ireland Excellence in Sports Awards annual fundraising event took place on December 10th, 2012 in the Burlington Hotel Dublin. Waterford Crystal Awards were given to athletes such as Henry Shefflin, Katie Taylor and Brian O'Driscoll for their outstanding contributions to the Irish Sporting world.  A highlight of the night must have been Katie Taylor's entrance to the event, welcomed by a standing ovation. 

Katie Taylor "Sports Personality of the Year" receiving her award from Brendan Mullin, Bank of Ireland (event sponsors).

 

The 39th People's Choice Awards, honouring the best in popular culture for 2012, was held January 9th, 2013 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was hosted by Kaley Cuoco and was broadcast live on CBS. The show has been held annually since 1975 and is voted on by the general public.

Waterford Crystal is the official designer of the People's Choice Awards trophies. The winners received a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted Waterford Crystal trophy – in amethyst and crimson in celebration of their achievements.

Each Waterford Crystal People’s Choice trophy is hand-cut by Waterford artisans at the House of Waterford Crystal in Ireland, to create a sparkling crystal masterpiece.

Weighing 10 pounds and measuring 14 inches high, the award features small upright cuts on the base, which create the light refraction that Waterford is best known for. The large center wedge cuts on both sides of the top part of the award are exceptionally deep, showing the extreme thickness and clarity of the crystal. The award is modern is design, but steeped in Waterford Crystal heritage and craftsmanship.

Winners of the 39th People's Choice Awards included:

 

  • Favourite Movie WINNER: "The Hunger Games"
  • Favourite Movie Actor WINNER: Robert Downey, Jr.
  • Favourite Movie Actress WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence
  • Favourite Movie Icon WINNER: Meryl Streep
  • Favourite Action Movie WINNER: "The Hunger Games"
  • Favourite Action Movie Star WINNER: Chris Hemsworth
  • Favourite Face of Heroism WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence - "The Hunger Games"
  • Favourite Comedic Movie WINNER: "Ted"
  • Favourite Comedic Movie Actor WINNER: Adam Sandler
  • Favourite Comedic Movie Actress WINNER: Jennifer Aniston
  • Favourite Dramatic Movie Actor WINNER: Zac Efron
  • Favourite Dramatic Movie Actress WINNER: Emma Watson
  • Favourite Movie Superhero WINNER: Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man
  • Favourite Network TV Comedy WINNER: "The Big Bang Theory"
  • Favourite Network TV Drama WINNER: "Grey's Anatomy"
  • Favourite Premium Cable TV Show WINNER: "True Blood"
  • Favourite Comedic TV Actress WINNER: Lea Michele
  • Favourite Daytime TV Host WINNER: "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"
  • Favourite Competition TV Show WINNER: "The X Factor"
  • Favourite Celebrity Judge WINNER: Demi Lovato
  • Favourite Male Artist WINNER: Jason Mraz
  • Favourite Female Artist WINNER: Katy Perry
  • Favourite Pop Artist WINNER: Katy Perry
  • Favourite Hip Hop Artist WINNER: Nicki Minaj
  • Favourite R&B Artist WINNER: Rihanna
  • Favourite Band WINNER: Maroon 5
  • Favourite Country Artist WINNER: Taylor Swift
  • Favourite Breakout Artist WINNER: The Wanted
  • Favourite Song WINNER: "What Makes You Beautiful" - One Direction
  • Favourite Album WINNER: Up All Night - One Direction
  • Favourite Music Video WINNER: "Part of Me" - Katy Perry
  • Favourite Music Fan Following WINNER: KatyCats - Katy Perry

 

Actress Sandra Bullock was also presented with the “Favorite Humanitarian Award” and Christina Aguilers won the 'People's Voice' Award.

    

 

 Ian Talbot, CEO of Chambers Ireland and Ruairí Kavanagh Editor of InBusiness Magazine presenting Best Tourist Attraction to House of Waterford Crystal's David McCoy

The House of Waterford Crystal won ‘Best Tourist Attraction’ Award at the inaugural InBusiness Editor’s Choice Awards which took place at the Hibernian Club, Stephen’s Green, Dublin on Wednesday December 12th, recognising excellence in business over a wide variety of categories.

Run in association with Chambers Ireland, Ireland's largest business organisation with 60 member chambers representing over 13000 businesses nationwide, the 16 InBusiness award winners have been chosen by the editorial team of InBusiness magazine and have aimed to honour both companies and individuals who made outstanding contributions to the Irish business community in 2012.

“These awards honour outstanding achievement in the Irish business community and have been selected on the broad criteria of growth, profile of business, range of services and customer care. With 16 categories, the Awards provide us with a rare opportunity to gather together representatives from a wide-variety of business,” said judge and Managing Director of InBusiness magazine Ruairi Kavanagh.

The successful win of the House of Waterford Crystal was based on it being one of Ireland’s most iconic brands, this landmark attraction produces more than 45,000 finely crafted pieces each year. Judges also noted that the House of Waterford Crystal welcomes visitors from across the globe, offering them an opportunity to tour their factory floor, interact with real employees on the ground and ultimately experience the magic of their brand.

Ryan and Ethan Caulfield McCormack from Tramore, Co.Waterford, were recently diagnosed with Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) a deadly genetic disease that destroys myelin, the protective sheath that surrounds the brain's neurons -- the nerve cells that allow us to think and to
control our muscles.
 

Ryan is currently in the US undergoing the process for a bone marrow transplant which is due to be performed on the 26th December 2012.
Ethan is currently asymptomatic due to his age and will become a candidate for a bone marrow transplant when his meylin sheath begins
to deteriorate. There is presently no cure for ALD.

The family are currently raising funds to cover the remaining costs of the transplants (1.5 million each, some of which is being paid by
medical insurance).

The House of Waterford Crystal employees were delighted to all work together to help create this unique limited edition centrepiece bowl.
Each and every craftsman at Waterford Crystal were involved in creating this stunning piece. This unique Waterford Crystal footed centrepiece will be auctioned by the Save Ryan & Ethan fund raising committee in the USA. Employees also raised €1,500 for the Save Ryan & Ethan fund.

Jack & Ethan recently visited the House of Waterford Crystal with their Grandparents to meet all the staff and to see how the beautiful
Waterford Crystal Centrepiece was made. The boys were taken on tour of all areas of the factory and Jack even tried his hand at cutting a
Waterford Crystal tumbler.

http://www.facebook.com/SaveRyanAndEthanBenefit

http://saveryanandethan.com

    

The leading brands in the Waterford fashion industry were presented an opportunity to show off their outstanding designs and ideas at the Winterval Style Event, held in the House of Waterford Crystal on Thursday night, 29th November.

The event, which signalled the start of the Waterford Winterval Festival, was filled with elegance, grace, and beauty. The Christmas atmosphere was in the air during the evening, and made the event even more exciting and special.

 

The guests were warmly welcomed on their arrival at reception with champagne and canapés.

The fashion show featured the newest designs from such well-known brands as Tommy Hilfiger, Muse, Janelle, Orchid Boutique, and the others. The models for the evening were provided by the Prima Models agency. They did a fantastic job presenting the latest trends and designs in the industry.

The event, which was attended by more than 170 fashion-lovers, proved to be a sell out, with all proceeds going to the Waterford Hospice.

The House of Waterford Crystal would like to thank all of our guests for attending and supporting this signature event.

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