Not as well-known as its feted Waterford rival, Galway Crystal is just as distinctive and beautiful. At this modern visitor center, you can observe the master craftspeople at their work, from blowing the molten glass to cutting the finished product (weekdays only, although the center is open daily). However, most people just come to browse the huge factory shop, with its glittering array of crystal and other craft items, such as Belleek pottery.
Galway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre
East of the city on main Dublin Rd. (N6), Merlin Park, Co. Galway.
Our Rating Hours Mon–Fri 9am–5:30pm, Sat 10am–5pm, Sun and public holidays noon–5pm Phone 091/757311 Prices Free admission Web site Galway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre Other .
MapEast of the city on main Dublin Rd. Galway
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