Dingle Crystal

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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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Sheila E
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Dingle Crystal Factor Toug
Sep 2021
If you are visiting Dingle, the Dingle Crystal Factory is a must see tour. This is a family-owned business. Sean is an incredible craftsman. He spoke directly to us and explained his process, He cut a wine glass while we watched all by memory! His work is beautiful and definitely an art. He even signs each piece! They will also ship your purchases, so no worries about luggage weight! I highly recommend.
Written 7 November 2021
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ThreeTumbleweeds
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What a Surprise of Craftsmanship!
Oct 2021
We had a private tour with South Kerry Taxi and our driver offered to take us to see the crystal cutting workshop. Even though it was last minute they showed us how the crystal is cut - what craftsmanship! I couldn’t believe how quickly and cleanly he was able to make the patterns, clearly that talent comes from decades of experience. We were not planning on making purchases but we were so impressed with both the variety of the designs and what we had seen that we fell in love with some pieces. Now they are home as prized souvenirs and I hope to buy more in future from their website.
Written 4 November 2021
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Andrea L
Cornwall, VT1 contribution
Amazing craftsmen and gracious hosts
Sep 2019
A visit to the Dingle Crystal Factory was a surprise addition to our Rick Steve's tour and one of the most memorable of stay in Dingle. I didn't think I liked cut crystal until I saw the very unique and modern designs made by this family. And what gracious hosts! Two of the sons came in on the weekend to give us a tour and history - and allow us to watch the crystal being cut which is an amazing thing to see. Worth a visit for sure. They also have a shop downtown.
Written 1 January 2020
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jaimebrownlie
Canberra, Australia21 contributions
Quality goods and amazing service
Dec 2019 • Family
We went to the shop in town in order to pass time, and ended up spending hundreds. Amazing service from one of the sons of the family business. Apparently they do demonstrations at their factory just out of town which we will definitely be coming back for at some time.
Written 31 December 2019
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sheila s
West Springfield, MA37 contributions
Celtic Flame Pattern is such a Work of Art!
Sep 2019
We just received our order for wine glasses in the Celtic Flame pattern - the order was placed while Adam, Sean's son was at the Big E in West Springfield, MA a few weeks ago... The glasses are simply beautiful - we will enjoy them (almost) daily LOL! We have a collection of goblets and use them for all our family dinners - they are such a beautiful addition to the table setting. Highly recommended gift item or just for yourself... We have also visited the shop when in Ireland a few years ago - will visit again next year - I hope!
Written 31 October 2019
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Robert S
Dudley, MA33 contributions
Purchase of Dingle Crystal
Sep 2019 • Couples
We toured the manufacturing facility In Ireland and were impressed. We heard that the company would be at the “Big E” in Massachusetts in September. They were there and Bella, who toured us in Ireland was there. We purchased two wine glasses and a Celtic cross. A free gift was a crystal Christmas ornament. They arrived today and are absolutely beautiful. When you order from Dingle Crystal, they custom make those pieces for you. So worth the money.
Written 25 October 2019
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Carolyn B
Erie, PA42 contributions
Beautiful crystal - don’t bother going to Waterford
Sep 2019 • Couples
So, my husband and I have a cabinet full of (older) Waterford crystal from our wedding in 1983. The “newer” Waterford crystal is so different from the old. Boring, dull cuts.
BUT...DINGLE CRYSTAL is amazingly beautiful ! We purchased a few glasses in the new Celtic Flame pattern when we visited, just received them in the mail today. WOW! Could not be happier ! Can’t wait to order more !
Written 14 October 2019
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R4Hand
Seattle, WA213 contributions
Waterford crystal in Dingle!
Sep 2019
A former Waterford Crystal master cutter now offers his art in Dingle via the family run store. Be careful, if you pop in for a look, chances are very high that you will be walking out with an order in hand.

Orders take 6-8 weeks, and are shipped to your home.
Written 8 October 2019
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rdcjr
New Rochelle, NY65 contributions
The beauty and quality of these items is amazing
Jun 2019
My wife and had only one day to spend in Dingle which is a beautiful and quaint little town. After taking the most spectacular drive around the peninsula we walked through the streets and into many stores. There are a number of unique shops in the town but one of our favorites was Dingle Crystal. We spent quite a bit of time admiring all of the beautiful pieces but were still travelling so did not purchase anything at the time.

A few weeks ago my wife went to the website and ordered two Blasket whiskey glasses. The glasses arrived the other day and they are even more beautiful than we remembered. I really love feel and the weight of the crystal in my hand as I drink my Irish whiskey.

We are only sorry that we did not have time to visit the visitor center. I guess we have to go back.
Written 9 September 2019
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Rozebudzz
North Carolina936 contributions
Beautiful work
Jul 2019
This was a truly amazing experience watching Sean and one of his sons cut crystal. The workshop is small and located just outside of town. There are many samples of his work and designs there but none of it is for sale. You have to go to the actual retail store in Dingle to buy his crystal.

Sean started the demo by marking a plain goblet with a pen, then taking it to the cutter and cutting the design freehand. It only took him a few minutes. His son was cutting a beehive pattern in a goblet and he said it will take him a couple hours to finish. So it depends on the design how long it takes to cut. It was all amazing to watch. If you’re anywhere near Dingle, this is truly worth the time to visit. And then stop over at the retail store and buy some crystal.
Written 17 August 2019
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