During the day we spent in Waterford on of the things we did was tour the Waterford Crystal Factory.  The picture on the right is of one of the artisans doing glass blowing.
In this picture the worker is cutting the designs into a bowl.  From what we were told it takes 8 years to be considered an expert in this trade.
© 2005 Matthew Glaeser
Picture of the Norman guard tower in Waterford, the oldest structure there.  Waterford was also the first landing point of the Vikings in Ireland.