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

                                   

On Thursday December 8th, at Centre 548 in New York City, Waterford, the storied luxury house of crystal hosted “Live a Crystal Life” to unveil its premier Interiors portfolio and celebrate the new era of the brand.

The event brought Waterford’s vision to life with a multi-layered experience using design as a platform to immerse guests into the Waterford lifestyle.

 

An industrial freight elevator illuminated with crystal prisms transported party revellers including Julianne Moore, Uma Thurman, Sandra Lee, Tinsley Mortimer, Christian Siriano and boyfriend Brad Walsh to the spectacular space adorned with a floating crystal chandelier installation and champagne tower of nearly 500 of Waterford’s iconic Lismore coupes! 

 

VIP guests explored the dramatic surroundings, which included intimate vignettes highlighting never-seen-before pieces from Waterford Interiors where they lounged and sipped champagne from Waterford’s glistening crystal in between DJ sets by Glamour’s Rajni Jacques and Naag.com’s Chris Bletzer.

The House of Waterford Crystal were recently the proud sponsors of the 14th Annual Wall Street 50 Awards that took place on September 22nd at the New York Yacht Club. The fifty honourees featured represent an exceptional and diverse group of rising stars and Wall Street veterans. For fourteen years, Irish America Magazine has sought out and recognized the best and the brightest Irish and Irish-American leaders in finance.

The distinguished group of honourees were welcomed by Brian Ruane, CEO of Alternative Investment Services at BNY Mellon, who was the keynote speaker. At the dinner Brian Ruane was presented with a stunning Waterford Crystal Kings Bowl and the 2011 Wall Street 50 honourees received Waterford Crystal Shamrocks to commemorate the recognition.

                                                                     

House of Waterford Crystal, Tourism Ireland and the Failte Ireland will continue to work with the Irish American Magazine. It is part of our strategy to develop our relationship with the Irish Diaspora in North America. It is our intention to work together to build this relationship to support business and tourism to the region. In addition this is a key part of our programme to support the Tourism Ireland Gathering, which will commence in the 2013 season.

We at House of Waterford look forward to welcoming the Irish American Hall of Fame to Dunbrody Centre in New Ross, Wexford in Spring 2012.

                                                                                

                                                                       

 

 

On Wednesday September 28th, while visiting Waterford City, actress Clelia Murphy visited The House of Waterford Crystal. Clelia has played Niamh Cassidy in the hit RTE Soap Fair City since 1995.

Clelia was presented with a pair of Waterford Crystal wine glasses by the Commercial Director, David McCoy.

Fair City was first broadcast in 1989 and has viewing figures of between 500,000 and 600,000 making it the most watched drama in Ireland.

 

On September 25th, the New York Yankees honoured Mariano Rivera for his all-time saves record before the first game of Sunday's day-night doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox.

 

Rivera surpassed Trevor Hoffman for the most saves in baseball history on Monday against the Rays, and in recognition, the Yankees commissioned a Waterford Crystal fireman's helmet bearing the record-setting No. 602 as well as an image of Rivera. The crystal helmet was handcrafted at the House of Waterford Crystals Manufacturing Facility on the Mall in Waterford, with copper-wheel engraving.

 

                                                                    

                                                             

Team-mate Jorge Posada first presented Rivera with a Fire Department of New York helmet bearing No. 602, then helped unveil a framed, matted collage that features 15 of Rivera's Topps baseball cards and the title "Best Ever."

 

In addition, Steiner Sports presented Rivera with a "602nd Save Timeline Collage" and a check for $25,000, made out to the Mariano Rivera Foundation and earmarked to help with the restoration of the North Avenue Church in New Rochelle, N.Y.

 

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http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110925&content_id=25187790&notebook_id=25211010&vkey=notebook_nyy&c_id=nyy

 

 

Waterford Crystal are pleased to announce that visitors to the Waterford Crystal Mixology Bar will be treated to a selection of specially created cocktails by Master Mixologist Paul Lambert in Brown Thomas Dublin. Paul will make cocktails named after the iconic ranges of Waterford Crystals stylish glassware; the Clarendontini; the Lismoretini and the Lume Fizz.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                    You are invited to celebrate crystal and cocktails in style at the Waterford Crystal Mixology bar:

 

                                                                                                      Level 3
                                                                                           Brown Thomas Dublin

                                                                                Thursday 8th September - 6.30,7.30,8.30                          
                                                                              Saturday 10th September - 12.30,1.30,2.30
                                                                               Sunday 11th September - 12.30,1.30,2.30

 

Clarendontini - Serve in a Clarendon Ruby Martini glass
1 1/2 oz vodka
3/4 oz. triple sec
3/4 oz. cranberry juice
1 oz. fresh lime juice

Method: Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, stir or shake well. Strain and pour the ingredients into a Waterford Crystal Clarendon Ruby Martini glass. Garnish with a lime rind.

 

Lismortetini - Serve in a Lismore Saucer Champagne glass
20mls raspberry vodka
40mls pineapple juice
4 raspberries
Champagne

Method: Muddle raspberries in the bottom of the shaker, add pineapple juice
and vodka. Shake well and strain into coupette. Serve in a Waterford Crystal Lismore Saucer Champagne glass .Top with chilled champagne.

 

Lume Fizz - Serve in a Lume Flute glass
40mls Bombay Sapphire gin
20mls fresh lemon juice
15mls Blue Curacao syrup
Champagne

Method: Pour the gin, lemon and syrup into the champagne flute. Top with
chilled champagne. Serve in a Waterford Crystal John Rocha Lume Flute glass. Garnish with a lemon zest.

2011 has been a highly successful year for the House of Waterford Crystal. Since January this year 100,000 visitors have come to see the new Waterford Crystal factory, retail and exhibition areas. The manufacturing facility melts two tons of crystal per day and produces over 45,000 units per year. The retail and exhibition area houses the largest display of Waterford Crystal in the world.

                                                                    

Alan Mooney, Allison Collier and their daughter Eleanor who were visiting the House of Waterford Crystal from Co. Louth were elated when they discovered that they were the 100,000th visitor in 2011. Alan, Allison and Eleanor took a VIP guided tour of the manufacturing facility and were presented with a pair of Waterford Crystal Champagne Flutes to mark the special occasion.

                                                                 

The renowned Travel Classics Writers' conference took place in Dublin on the 23rd to 26th of June. This was the 18th consecutive year of the conference, regarded by many as the world's foremost networking event for travel writers and editors. The House of Waterford Crystal was a gold sponsor of the event. Over the four days, Master craftsman Pat Boyce presented four cutting demonstrations to 60 editors & journalists. The House of Waterford crystal also displayed the Solheim Trophy and some of its Prestige pieces including a sculpted violin and an eagle in flight.

 

The Travel Classics Writers' Conference, hosted by Tourism Ireland, will bring vast exposure of all that Ireland has to offer for holidaymakers in our second largest tourism market. The conference, took place at the Conrad Hotel, and brought together celebrated editors from a wide range of high profile magazines including National Geographic Traveller, Travel and Leisure, Saveur, Islands magazine, AARP and Forbes Life, all of which reach hundreds of thousands of readers across North America as well as globally.

 

The keynote speaker at the conference was Pauline Frommer, of the famed Frommer travel guidebooks. Ireland was voted 'favourite holiday destination' for 2011 by readers of Frommer's guidebooks, beating Paris which came in second place.

York's Simon Dyson became the fourth English winner to claim the Irish Open title – one of the oldest championships on the PGA European Tour – and earned a right to have his name etched alongside such legendary players as Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Jose Maria Olazabal, Colin Montgomerie et al.

Dyson received the Waterford Crystal winner's trophy from Taoiseach Enda Kenny. With the victory, Dyson qualified for next week's World Golf Championship in Akron, Ohio.

Over 85,000 people attended the Discover Ireland Irish Open at the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club from 28th July to 31st July.

                                                                             

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