This morning, we departed our lodgings at Anderson’s Quay, Cork and proceeded as follows:

  • To the historic town of Waterford in the S.E. of Ireland. First stop was the House of Waterford Crystal where we toured the factory and showroom.Here we were able to view work in progress including the Blowing and Furnace Room, Finishing, Cutting Room, Sculpting and Engraving and the Exhibition & Retail Store. This was an excellent experience. It was pleasing to see that Waterford Glass was again being manufactured on site after a gap of time due to financial problems. According to the local newspaper, unemployment in S.E.Ireland is now 18pct!

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