Galway Crystal History

Ireland has long been known as a premier producer of fine crystal. The country’s tradition of quality craftsmanship coupled with a desire to pass down this knowledge from generation to generation has resulted in some of the world’s most reputable glass companies, including Galway Crystal.

The Kells Decanter Set from Galway Crystal

Throughout 2017, Galway is celebrating its 50th anniversary. And while they have moved from the Nun’s Island facility where their work was originally produced, they still maintain the same techniques that have attracted kings, presidents, and celebrities. Their pieces have been presented or used in both the White House and the Vatican. Galway Crystal even makes commissioned trophies and awards for sporting events and competitions, including the European Tour, the Football Association of Ireland, and the world famous Galway Races.

Galway Crystal’s Marriage “Make Up” Bell

Luckily you don’t have to be a dignitary or win a sporting event to enjoy Galway Crystal in your home. Any special occasion is a reason to give one of these beautifully crafted pieces. For example, a wedding or engagement party is the perfect time to present a couple with a Marriage “Make Up” Bell. Irish tradition holds that one spouse can ring this bell to end any marital spats. If it’s a new baby you’re celebrating, an angel figurine makes a sweet—and sparkling—addition to watch over the nursery. For Father Day’s, we love the idea of giving dear old dad a decanter set that is beautiful and timeless—and sure to be handed down through the years. Whatever your special occasion, Galway Crystal has been working since 1967 to mark the event with a treasured piece.

5 thoughts on “Galway Crystal History”

  1. Just wanted you to know that I am very much enjoying these new emails. You are bringing the charm, history and beauty of Ireland to us!! Thank you.

  2. About a year ago, I was lucky enough to spend some time in Dublin. I fell in love with all things Irish-the people, pubs,beautiful crystal and clothing.I hope to return to that beautiful emerald isle sometime in the near future. Meanwhile I’ll have my memories and Creative Irish Gifts!

  3. Your products have brought much enjoyment to our Irish family. Beautifully made items for everyone. I look forward to your emails. Thank you.

  4. It’s nice to read the stories. It is fun to read The history of the Crystal. I have gone to Ireland and have purchased their beautiful crystal form my daughter.

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