Dingle Crystal
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Having qualified as a master craftsman with Waterford Crystal, Sean and his wife Liz came to Dingle, County Kerry in 1998 and set up Dingle Crystal. Dingle is n area famous for its rich heritage of craft and tradition, Sean took inspiration from his new home and transformed it to create a breathtaking collection of crystal giftware using Celtic themes. With six different and distinct patterns, Sean has become renowned for the quality of his work and in particular for his Celtic knots and circles. Visitors to the Dingle Crystal shop on Green Street, Dingle can view a stunning array of glassware from bowls to glasses, from candlesticks to vases, be it a personalised and exclusive wedding gift, a special present or simply a luxurious souvenir of your trip to Kerry, Dingle Crystal is a treasure trove for all.
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Ralphphoto
United States55 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Whiskey and bourbon drinker glassware must visit. Incredible local family owned business creating crafted crystal.
Written 29 September 2022
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kwagmeister
Newburgh, IN1,587 contributions
Aug 2022
We were lucky to visit the factory to see Sean, the owner, and his team making stunning crystal pieces. Wow!
There is a shop in the town of Dingle, too, but we were able to shop the showroom at the factory. They’ll ship directly to you for just 35 euros — and that’s well worth it when you are purchasing one of a kind, stunning pieces which will become heirlooms. A fabulous one of a kind centerpiece bowl will be heading to me in just a few weeks!
This is a must see/visit. Sean trained with Waterford Crystal and his skill - and that of his team - is truly a treat to be able to see in person. It gave life to ‘hand cut Irish crystal!’
Written 15 August 2022
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Tom F
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Jul 2022
We found Sean’s operation when visiting Dingle in 2016, when his son, Adam, coordinated our demonstration at the “old” factory. That led to purchasing a few items at their shop, then a few more via the web-site over the years.

Visiting Dingle in July, 2022 stopping in both were high on our itinerary. The people at the laundry (the old factory location) were most pleasant giving us directions to the expanded factory around the corner.

Meeting the rest of the family (Sean and Adam were not in town that day): Bella (and “friend”/apprentice Jonathan), Stephen, and Shane at the factory, plus Rebecca later at the shop (where additional pieces were ordered), filled in the blanks for us with his family. Meeting and chatting with all of them made us wish we could have met Liz - as she must have been special to have raised this fine family.

Dingle, and Dingle Crystal, has become special to us. Hopefully we will be blessed to return again.
Written 11 July 2022
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Debbie T
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Apr 2022
I had the pleasure of touring Ireland in April of 2022. How I missed a visit to this shop I'll never know...but somehow, I discovered their online shop! I am a crystal collectors with a large collection of vintage Waterford. Of course I was intrigued and had to purchase some Dingle pieces. All I can say is this may be the most beautiful crystal I now own! I'm hooked. It is weighty, which I love, and deeply cut. The polish and finish is second to none. Will definitely be purchasing more and WILL NOT miss stopping here next time I'm in Ireland! Thank you Sean and family.
Written 24 June 2022
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blnolan
Greensboro, NC39 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Coming from a family that loves crystal, this stop was high on our list and did not disappoint! Family run. Large selection of locally cut crystal. We were able to stop in at the factory where Sean showed us the cutting process. I selected a vase in the Bee Hive cut, which I’ve never seen before. Such a nice family!
Written 13 June 2022
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Colleen C
Cancun, Mexico161 contributions
May 2022
Our driver stopped here. We would not have stopped but or him taking us here. It was interesting to see how they crystal is etched with water and a diamond wheel. Made a small purchase and shared a shot of whiskey to celebrate our new wares.
Written 30 May 2022
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Elaine W
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Apr 2022
We were able to tour the place where they do the engraving which was unexpectedly interesting. The crystal is beautiful and my favorite was that during the pandemic they started having the apprentices practice on old whiskey bottles from the pubs. Then they turned these into beautiful candle holders which they now sell! I don't have a need for crystal goblets etc. but I did buy the candle and I will have a beautiful vase or drinking glass when the candle is used up.
Written 3 May 2022
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Dsshull
North Augusta, SC18 contributions
Mar 2022
Love, love, love their crystal! We visited several other crystal makers in Ireland and this one is my favorite for designs and products! Father and son make the crystal outside of town where you can tour if arrange it before stopping. The Dingle Crystal store in town has a great selection and they ship all over the world! Definitely recommend visiting in looking for some unique crystal!
Written 1 April 2022
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Dineen W
Tampa, FL6 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
The tour of the Dingle Crystal facility is small but mighty, and a family affair. You’ll meet patriarch Sean, who has been cutting crystal since he was a 15 year old apprentice in Waterford, his son, his daughter, and even their dog. It is a pleasure to learn how the crystal is cut and see a master at work. No purchase is required, but beware that you will want to buy a piece or two to remember all you you have learned (and they will ship it so that you needn’t worry about getting it home safely). We went with a large group and thoroughly enjoyed learning about this important local business.
Written 20 March 2022
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SKTraveler318
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Mar 2022 • Friends
We were so grateful to Sean for taking the time out of his day to share with us his exquisite craftsmanship. Exceptional! We will treasure the cocktails we will enjoy in our Dingle Crystal and look forward to passing them down as a treasured heirloom.
Written 19 March 2022
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