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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Rincy
Gorinchem, The Netherlands3 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Mr. Terry is a real craftsman! His designs on the crystal are magnificent!
Besides being a craftsman he is a great teacher! He enthusiastically talks about his work and shows you how it's done.
When you really want to experience Ireland this is where you should go! He gives wonderful advice about which places to visit in the surroundings.
It's the whole experience from visiting Criostal na Rinne which makes it unforgettable! We hope to come again someday!
Written 27 July 2018
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Thanks for your great review, I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit to Criostal na Rinne as well as your tour and demonstration in the studio workshop. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Ireland.
Written 5 August 2018
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bartvergeldt
Dungarvan, Ireland1 contribution
Jul 2018 • Family
Now we understand why it takes so many years to become a master. Very nice demonstration. Criostal na Rinne shows how a simple piece of crystal is turned into a masterpiece. Especially the new viking and floral designs are breathtaking.
Written 27 July 2018
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Thank you for a wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and experience at Criostal na Rinne, an authentic Irish Handcrafted Crystal workshop. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future, you can continue to follow the development of our new designs on our website Criostal.com
Written 31 July 2018
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helaine730
Floral Park, NY5 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We loved visiting Criostal na Rinne! Eamonn spent so much time with us sharing his expertise. He is a true artist! We loved learning about crystal making and totally enjoyed our time with him and his lovely wife. This is much better than going to the Waterford Factory!
Written 16 July 2018
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Thank you Helaine for your lovely review, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and demonstration at Criostal na Rinne as well as learning about the craft of crystal making in County Waterford. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. You can follow the work of the studio on our website Criostal.com or on social media using our handle @criostalnarinne
Written 17 July 2018
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SuzannaD333
Pensacola, FL35 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Joe at Dun Ard B&B strongly encouraged us to visit Criostal na Rinne and even texted Mr. Terry that we were coming, which was endearing. We had originally planned to go to House of Waterford but then instead went here and were OVERJOYED with our experience!! If given the choice again, we would go here!

Mr. Terry was kind enough to give us a one-on-one tour of his facility and explained and demonstrated how crystal pieces are made. He is super personable and gave us great advice about where to go, etc. The most helpful thing he told us what to do when we are driving on narrow, supposedly 2-way roads, and have another vehicle approaching from the opposite direction. We totally kept that in mind for the rest of our holiday in Ireland, thank you Mr. Terry!

We loved seeing all the incredibly skillful pieces that Mr. Terry designed and were extremely impressed with his explanation of what goes into making such intricate pieces. We wanted to get the shamrock sun catcher that was on his website but sadly he was out of them at the time and it would cost more than the piece to ship it internationally. We will definitely stop here again next time we are in Ireland!
Written 23 June 2018
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Thanks for your wonderful review and I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit to Criostal na Rinne. Let me know when you are in Ireland again and I will make another shamrock sun catcher and keep it to one side for you!
Written 26 June 2018
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chiefdcates
Cary, NC138 contributions
Jun 2018
I can't say enough good things about our visit to Criostal na Rinne. Mr. Terry is a true craftsman and a gentleman. While the glass is not blown here the rest of the creative work is. He took time to show our family about his craft and the art he creates, explaining the crystal making process. He interacted with adults and children equally well. He also made travel suggestions for the places and sights in the area. If you are looking for an heirloom piece or the perfect Irish "souvenir" then you need to visit.
Written 22 June 2018
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Thank you for a lovely review. I am glad that you enjoyed your personal demonstration and learning about the craft. The blank pieces of crystal we use are blown at another craft studio furnace in Co. Waterford as traditionally craftspersons working with Irish crystal would specialise in an area such as cutting, blowing etc for their entire career. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to the area and thanks again for visiting!
Written 26 June 2018
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gmcourtice1
Edinburgh, UK3 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
We planned to go to the Waterford Crystal Factory but found a brochure at our accommodations from Criostal Na Rinne that talked about the Master Craftsman who lived in the area. When we arrived in the shop Eammon Terry was busy at work and immediately stopped what he was doing and welcomed us. He showed us the different stages a piece of crystal takes before it is complete. Eammon is such a talented man but very humble individual. We bought two champagne flutes which he engraved for our 50th wedding anniversary. You will not be disappointed if you choose to visit.
Written 14 June 2018
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Thank you for a lovely review of Criostal na Rinne. I am delighted that you liked your visit to the workshop and hope you have many years enjoyment from your champagne flutes.I look forward to welcoming you back to Criostal na Rinne any time you are back in Ireland.
Written 20 June 2018
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kbtbsbbb
Oklahoma City, OK74 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
We were told of this small crystal shop by a couple at our B&B. It is amazing. The master craftsman and owner spent hours with us showing us how he creates masterpieces. In fact, he is the one who was selected to provide the Irish Bowl gift from Ireland to President Trump when he was elected president. I highly recommend spending some time talking to Eamonn Terry. He is a true Irishman and artist. He made custom Christmas ornaments and a frame for my husband displaying his police badge. I feel honored to have met him and to own a few pieces of his work.
Written 18 February 2018
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Glad you enjoyed your visit to my crystal studio and craft shop! I love having people visit to let them experience what an authentic Irish crystal craft workshop is like and to show the heritage of the craft in Waterford. I hope you get many years pleasure from your purchases.
Written 2 March 2018
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P3902RQwilliamp
309 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
We were at Helvick Head talking to a member of the Sea rescue crew and his young son. And we mentioned that he had heard of a great crystal maker nearby. So, the guy calls the owner up and he comes out to meet us and waits for us! what a treat. The owner was commissioned by the Irish Government to present a bowl to the President of the United States. He is very good and he allowed us to see how he cuts crystal and designs it and he described how long one must apprentice to become a crystal craftsman. He will also ship to the United States and will walk you through the Duty Free process
Written 30 September 2017
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Thanks for the great review, I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit to Criostal na Rinne! I like to take the time to show visitors how handcut crystal is made and really let them experience the craft. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and be sure to follow us online or visit our website criostal.com
Written 4 October 2017
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia17,480 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
We visited this small gallery and crystal cutting workshop during the week on a scenic drive to Ring and had a wonderful visit. The master crystal cutter's son was on-site and demonstrated some cutting for us and we were given huge amounts of local info to enjoy our time in the area. Beautiful crystal items were on display to suit all budgets and eventually we settled on a very practical hand-cut jar of marmalade as a gift. Highly recommend a visit.
Written 23 September 2017
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Thanks for taking the the time to review Criostal na Rinne. I'm glad you enjoyed your personal crystal cutting demonstration and hope you had a great time during the rest of your visit in the area. Enjoy your marmalade in the handcut jars and be sure to follow us online! Thanks for recommending Criostal na Rinne!
Written 27 September 2017
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carintroy
Rapid City, SD2 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
We stopped at Criostal na Rinne at the suggestion of Joe, owner of Dun Ard B&B. It was incredible to say the least. Eamonn spent time showing us his craft and the training and precision needed to be a master glass cutter. To say it was humbling is an understatement! His work is incredible! Don't waste your time at Waterford - they've sold out and Criostal na Rinne is still true to the art. His work is incredible and you will find some lovely gifts or new additions to your home.
Written 17 September 2017
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I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit to Criostal na Rinne and thank you for your great review! At Criostal na Rinne we hand cut all our crystal here in An Rinn which ensures it is Irish made and the finish is of higher quality than other machine made brands. I'm glad you found your experience informative and hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday, be sure to look us up on social media or Criostal.com.
Written 27 September 2017
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