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John Drohan Master Craftsman
John Drohan always knew he would spend his life working with his hands, his father was a talented well renowned carpenter, who instilled great values in his family,. He always told them “All great craftsmen, have pride in what they do”. This resonated with young John and is something he has aspired to all his working life. John was born and raised in Dunhill in county Waterford and resides there to this day. He spent a lot of time in his youth accompanying his father as he worked, it gave John a great appreciation for fine craftsmanship.
Waterford Copper Coast
As part of its annual Mastercraft Collection, Copper Coast is a collection of rare and outstanding pieces representing the House of Waterford’s most prestigious offering. The elite Master Craftsmen spend years learning their craft with hands-on experience of every intricate aspect of the crystal making process transforming the finest raw materials into crystal works of art.
Waterford Crystal named ‘Best Ireland's Ancient East Tourism Experience’
The House of Waterford Crystal is proud to have been named as the ‘Best Ireland's Ancient East Tourism Experience’ at the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) Awards. The Awards, organised by ITIC, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland, gathered the ‘crème de la crème’ of the Irish tourism industry, announcing 15 winning companies as best in their category from 75 shortlisted finalists, selected from approximately 250 entries.
9th century Viking settlement in Waterford
Did you know that the only large-scale, 9th century Viking settlement discovered in Western Europe is located just 9km west of Waterford city?
Likely to be the largest Viking settlement outside of Scandinavia during this period, Woodstown was established in the mid-to-late 800s, before the Vikings established Ireland’s oldest City, Waterford in 914.
Waterford Launches Irish Dogs Barware Collection
Waterford Crystal has launched the next instalment of its ever-popular Short Stories collection.
The Irish Dogs Barware Collection is inspired by the loyal companion and Ireland’s passion for dogs; focusing on the nation’s most popular native breeds including the Irish Wolfhound, Kerry Beagle and Irish Terrier. Taking inspiration from David Blake Knox’s book, The Curious History of Irish Dogs, the eclectic range depicts the best of Irish dogs and their heritage.