Glass by design
If you’re looking to bring something typically Irish home, Ireland is famed for its exquisite crystal and glassware with Galway, Tipperary, Tyrone and Waterford leading the pack.
With outstanding reputations for excellent craftsmanship, the leading crystal companies embrace both traditional and contemporary styles following collaborations with some of Ireland's top fashion designers. These include Louise Kennedy for Tipperary Crystal and John Rocha for Waterford Crystal.
Newbridge Silverware has also launched an elegant glassware collection with famed Irish designer Paul Costelloe. Meanwhile, Jerpoint Glass Studio is a small, family-run glassblowing studio in Kilkenny where you can see both the glass being blown and pick up an individual piece to bring home with you.
The national design and economic development organisation for the craft industry in Ireland.
The only official antique trade association in the island of Ireland.