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Waterford has a long-standing relationship with the Irish Open and this year we are celebrating 46 years of manufacturing the trophy.

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In 2012, the Tour commissioned Waterford Crystal to design a new Irish Open trophy, developing a new concept, which was brought to life by our Mastercraftsmen in our manufacturing facility in Waterford City. It took our team six weeks to blow, cut and sculpt what has turned out to be a spectacular piece of crystal. The finished trophy features a beautiful and unique design of both flat and wedge cutting, with an exquisitely crafted crystal sphere, which makes a reference to the golf ball and showcases the expertise and skill of Waterford Crystal artisans.

Waterford has designed and manufactured a large array of sports trophies for major American and European sporting events over the past five decades and is synonymous with celebrating excellence around the world. Waterford produces the trophies for many tournaments including the Phoenix Open, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, The Barclays, the Memorial, the Tour Championship, and the Honda Classic.


If you require corporate gifts or golf prizes for your event, we would be delighted to assist. We can customize a piece from our core product range, with personalisation of a unique message or logo. Our worldwide shipping service allows you the flexibility to deliver 24/48 hours to Ireland, UK, or the USA. Our Sales Manager Tom Walsh can be contacted at or +353 (0)87 120 9143.


Why not visit our factory which is located in the heart of Waterford city and take the opportunity to witness the manufacture of these and many other Waterford Crystal products? The guided factory tour is a unique and captivating experience that enthrals visitors of all ages, both national and international. The tour – which takes approximately one hour – allows visitors to understand each stage of production. Visitors can witness how Waterford Crystal pieces are crafted from the initial design right up to the final engraving of the piece. On completion of the tour, visitors can experience over 12,000 sq. ft. of crystal heaven in the largest retail and brand showcase of Waterford Crystal in the world.

During your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal why not treat yourself to our Afternoon Tea Experience. Take the time to relax and indulge with luxurious treats and speciality teas or coffee, served in a beautiful Wedgwood ‘Butterfly Bloom’ tea set.

For further details on or call 051 317000.