Posts Tagged ‘House of Waterford Crystal’

Weekly Comment:
Times Square’s Waterford Crystal New Year’s Eve Ball

For the 18th year in a row, Waterford Crystal will be the focal point for over one billion pairs of eyes as the Waterford Crystal Times Square New Years Eve Ball begins its descent at 11:59 New Years Eve. The ball, the current iteration of which has been in place since the 2007 centenary ofRead more..

Weekly Comment: House of Waterford Crystal Celebrates One-Millionth Visitor

  August 19th marked a historic day for the House of Waterford Crystal as they welcomed their one-millionth visitor, Gladys Aycock from North Carolina, to their headquarters in Waterford city, Ireland. After booking a tour of the factory on her first trip to Ireland’s east coast, Gladys was greeted with a VIP reception upon herRead more..

The Vikings of Waterford

The popular perception of Vikings is tinged with terror. The Irish tend to think of them as ferocious marauders who pillaged monasteries a millennium ago. But there was more to the Vikings than most people realize and their contribution to Irish society has long been under appreciated. This is certainly true in Waterford, Ireland’s oldestRead more..

House of Waterford in Times Square

On New Years Eve, close to one million revelers gathered in New York’s Times Square to ring in 2013. The celebration, which was hosted by Allison Hagendorf and featured performances by Taylor Swift, “Gangnam Style” singer Psy, and Train, kicked off at 6:00 p.m., when the House of Waterford Crystal ball rose to the topRead more..

Sláinte! Irish Glass: It’s Crystal Clear

Just before midnight on December 31, 2012, hordes of people will be crunched together like so many sardines in the icy cold midwinter streets surrounding New York City’s Times Square. They will be counting down to the beginning of a New Year. Exactly one minute before midnight, a huge lighted ball will begin its slowRead more..

A Little Bit of
Ireland in the U.S.

Williamsburg: The challenge for Busch Gardens in adding an Ireland theme to its park at this colonial oasis was to steer clear of shamrockery, yet still create a family environment that was fun and vibrant. “Ireland” was opened to the public May 18 and in the opinion of Sean Counihan, mayor of Killarney, steered thatRead more..