House of Waterford Crystal – Exploring Hook Penninsula
Take in the beautiful coastline of
South East Ireland…
During a tour of The House of Waterford Crystal, visitors will witness the creation of simply stunning crystal pieces and will get the chance to see just how much work goes into every stage of production. Don’t miss it while you’re in the area!
After you’ve taken the tour, why not take a spin to the Hook Peninsula for some amazing coastal views and some fresh sea air! Along the way you can visit the scenic Passage East Village, take the Passage East Car Ferry across to Ballyhack in County Wexford and then learn about life in a Lighthouse at Hook!
A Stunning Beacon of the South East
At the southern most tip of the Hook Peninsula lies
Hook Lighthouse, one of the worlds oldest fully operational lighthouse. Located in County Wexford, you can reach
Hook within an hours drive from Waterford City, taking the Passage East Car Ferry along the way.
The lighthouse tower, constructed using local limestone, dates back 800 years to the medieval times. Visitors can explore the lighthouse with a guided tour, ascending the 115 well worn spiral steps of the tower to the balcony at the top which offers stunning sea views. After returning to ground level, visitors can look in the visitor center and gift shop or grab a bite to eat in the cafe. Visit hookheritage.ie for more details.
If you have some extra time and want to explore some more, visit Tintern Abbey or Dunbrody Abbey for more beautiful sights and history.
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The Treasures of The Sea Collection
The Treasures of the Sea Collection comprises of four striking designs taken from the extensive Waterford archive. Each design displays the artistry of the master craftsman’s skill to create these detailed and elegant pieces.Throughout Waterford’s design history the collections have been inspired by the beauty of country, the people and the natural landscape creating vessels that enhance everyday living.
Explore the House of Waterford Crystal
Why not catch a glimpse of the factory from your own home!
Visit the virtual tour on the website today.