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Dingle Crystal

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Address: Green Street | Kerry, Dingle, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 66 915 1550
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Having qualified as a master craftsman with Waterford Crystal, Sean and his...

Having qualified as a master craftsman with Waterford Crystal, Sean and his wife Liz came to Dingle, County Kerry in 1998 and set up Dingle Crystal. Dingle is n area famous for its rich heritage of craft and tradition, Sean took inspiration from his new home and transformed it to create a breathtaking collection of crystal giftware using Celtic themes. With six different and distinct patterns, Sean has become renowned for the quality of his work and in particular for his Celtic knots and circles. Visitors to the Dingle Crystal shop on Green Street, Dingle can view a stunning array of glassware from bowls to glasses, from candlesticks to vases, be it a personalised and exclusive wedding gift, a special present or simply a luxurious souvenir of your trip to Kerry, Dingle Crystal is a treasure trove for all.

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My favorite scotch/whiskey glasses

Stopped by the store, and fell in love with the crystal. I only bought two pieces, and wished I had bought more! Definitely, my favorite scotch/whiskey glasses, and will buy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeffrey G
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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by the store, and fell in love with the crystal. I only bought two pieces, and wished I had bought more! Definitely, my favorite scotch/whiskey glasses, and will buy more on-line, for special occasions.

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Thank Jeffrey G
Wells River, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop by and see the crystal. It was beautiful! All hand made. Great for special occasions and just about anything!

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Thank Dorothy31359
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoy crystal hand cut by Sean Daley (former Waterford Crystal craftsman). He has 6 patterns with a full crystal service of each. The crystal is deeply cut and heavy to lift. Beautiful shop and exceptionally made pieces. Definitely worth a stop! He will mail to US for a reasonable shipping fee. Pieces are made to order so you may have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This is a must. In a time of mechanics and computers, how about a master craftsman in his own environment. I challenge anyone to find a more complete experience. Visit the shop in Green Street and look at the glass hand crafted by Sean, then if you are lucky enough visit his studio. There is no way you will be... More 

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Thank Peter B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Beautiful hand cut crystal. Visited this shop 10 years ago and have been wanting to buy Sean's crystal. As an original Waterford glass cutter, he was laid off when Waterford was bought by a outside firm and much of its production line was sent to the Chech republic. Having meet him 10 years ago and watched him cut glass.. sorry... More 

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Thank Sheila S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

When Waterford Crystal shut down the bulk production in Ireland in 2009, thousands of master craftsmen were laid off. Sean Daly was one of them. He moved to Dingle and opened up his own shop. The history of that move, and his products, make visiting this shop like your own private Waterford Crystal tour on the other side of the... More 

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Thank John G
Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Visited their shop to see how they cut their crystal. Everything is hand made. Amazing patience and attention to detail. Neat to see how they make each individual cut.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

when we first googled dingle crystal it took us to the manufacturing store, a tiny place in an industrial complex. when we finally found the actual store we were very disappointed. a tiny store with crystal on display. that's it. nothing fascinating.

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SeanDalyDingle, Owner at Dingle Crystal, responded to this review

Hi Ayelet, Thank you for taking your time to review my company. I am not sure what you were expecting when visiting us. We are a family run business specialising in making authentic hand cut crystal. We have a manufaturing facility outside of town and our retail store is located in Dingle town itslef. We are listed as a shopping... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Sean Daly was trained at Waterford Crystal and worked there for over 15 years. Unaware to most, Waterford Crystal is now mostly made in 3rd world countries using cheaper crystal. This was a great experience to meet someone who truly loves his artistry and believes in quality. His sons are following in his footsteps. He is one of maybe a... More 

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Thank Karin T
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Fascinating to watch Sean and his son create beautiful designs in crystalware. Both father and son were so steady handed it was amazing to watch. How simple they make it look although it is not. Bono from U2 loves this place and has made many purchases there. A family run operation that is not to be missed. Sean spent many... More 

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