Criostal na Rinne
Criostal na Rinne
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09:30 - 17:30
Monday
09:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:30
Thursday
09:30 - 17:30
Friday
09:30 - 17:30
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
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From our small, family-run workshop in An Rinn, Co. Waterford, we craft precise hand cut crystal products for discerning customers around the world. The products we make are stories made physical. More than just useful objects, they create meaningful connection with our rich culture, history, nature and language. Criostal na Rinne is situated on the coast of west Waterford in Ireland’s Ancient East, near the Waterford Greenway. We are nestled a short distance from historic towns and villages such as Lismore, Dungarvan, Ardmore and Youghal. We are located just 8km off the N25 between Dungarvan and Cork near the R674 to An Rinn and Ceann Heilbhic. Visit Criostal na Rinne to experience the craft of crystal cut by hand, a skill that the area is noted for. Eamonn gives free tours and demonstrations both individually and to groups, showing the techniques of a master craftsman and explaining the history of glassmaking in the area stretching back hundreds of years to the present day.
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Jim N
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Jan 2023 • Friends
Great tour with a true master craftsman. Especially loved the live demonstration. You have to add this to your list!
Written 3 January 2023
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hilser
Cork, Ireland13 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
Fantastic tour and explanation of the process. The studio is in a beautiful location and Eamonn ha so much information to share. We stopped in and the whole family learned something new. We also left with some beautiful crystal.
Written 4 September 2022
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Annemiek H
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Jun 2022
We picked up the leaflet in Waterford and decided to look for Criostal na Rinne the next day. We found it located in a small village after a scenic drive. Wonderful to speak to Eamonn himself and to get the thourough explation of how chistal is cut including demontstrations. Amazing craftmanship! We were happy to have a browse around the small showroom after and buy some wonderful pieces. They were sustainable packed and safe to go back on the plane with us.
Written 25 June 2022
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Padraigin3
Limerick, Ireland28 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
An amazing experience with such a gifted craftsman ; I was fortunate to hear about Eamon and his work through an article in the Examiner. He undertook an intricate repair job on my Waterford crystal items and I am so delighted with the outcomes. Many thanks Betty from Wilton.
Written 3 February 2022
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Deirdre M
Dungarvan, Ireland177 contributions
May 2021
Croistal na Rinne is a gem of a shop tucked away in the heart of An Rinn, near Dungarvan. Eamon, a master glass cutter, designs and creates stunning and unique crystal glass items for all occasions. He created the most beautiful toasting flutes for my son and his lovely bride. They were engraved, packaged, and sent and in ample time for the wedding.

His workshop, where there are also many items for sale, is open daily. Groups are welcome. Do stop in for a chat and a look. You won't be disappointed.
Written 1 January 2022
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ukhokie
Seoul, South Korea20 contributions
Mar 2020
We dropped in to Eamonn's studio on a whim and very glad that we did. It was the highlight of our trip to Waterford. He was an excellent host and teacher. The children and adults learned a lot about the history of Waterford Crystal and glass cutting. He takes pride in his work and is very passionate about it which shines through all he does. He even spoke some Irish with the children. We couldn't decide on what to buy as all the pieces are very lovely but will definitely be visiting his online shop soon. We did, however, take home with us a glass jam jar cut by his son and filled with delicious orange marmalade made by his wife. Fantastic experience and one we will always remember. Go raibh maith agat!!!
Written 22 March 2020
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Paul T
Mount Gambier, Australia182 contributions
May 2019
Eamonn was very good at explaining the process of cutting the crystal and showed us how it is done. Has many products for sale and can post worldwide.
Written 11 June 2019
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Thanks Paul for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Criostal na Rinne. A selection of some of our products are available on Criostal.com where you can also keep up with the latest news from the workshop.
Written 12 June 2019
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Sandra S
tokyo27 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
so glad we stopped by, what a treat to meet and a Master at his Craft who welcomes you to come and see his work and explain how he achieves such amazing results. make it a destination when you are in the area
Written 13 March 2019
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Thanks for your kind words and wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Criostal na Rinne.
Written 17 March 2019
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vtrevorc
Sligo, Ireland14 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Great experience for all the family! Learned alot about the tradition and methods of crystal work. Nice onsite shop. Kids loved it!
Written 7 August 2018
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Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you and the kids enjoyed your visit to Criostal na Rinne and learning about the craft of crystal making in Waterford. I'm also pleased to hear you liked our craft shop showcasing our handcrafted crystal as well as the best in other Irish made crafts. You are welcome to call back again if you are in the area!
Written 9 August 2018
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Peter G
Baltimore, MD6 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Eamon Terry is the owner and craftsman of this factory/showroom. A former master carver at Waterford, he started his own business as Waterford began to fail. We dropped in on him and found ourselves recipients of not only a history of crystal making, but also a demonstration of its carving by Eamon himself.

He has both traditional and more contemporary designs,all exquisitely done. He makes glassware, bowls, trophies and more complicated projects such as lamps and decorative pieces. The value is fabulous for the price.

Take the N25 out of Dungarvan towards Cork, and in about 6 km or so you'll see a sign in Irish for Hellvic. (R 673). Follow that to a turnoff to Ballynagaul (Baille na ngaul) and drive past the village's intersection. Eamon's workshop is on the left. Well worth the trip!
Written 3 August 2018
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Go raibh maith agat - Thank you Peter for a wonderful review. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Criostal na Rinne. Looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future. You can follow the latest news from the Criostal na Rinne Studio and crystal making in Waterford on our website Criostal.com or follow us on social media @criostalnarinne
Written 4 August 2018
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  • Sat - Sat 10:00 - 17:00


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