Crystal Craftsman remembers 9/11

Sean Egan, of Sean Egan Artglass, a former master engraver with almost 40 years experience created one of the most renowned crystal pieces remembering those who perished on September, 11th, 2001.  His 9/11 Twin Towers commemorative engraved sculpture was presented to former US Ambassador to Ireland, Dan Rooney in 2011.   The piece, ‘Miracle on … Continued

Love Irish Food Lunch; Enterprising lunch to celebrate local food producers

As part of the Harvest Festival in September Waterford City Enterprise Board has organised a lunch on Friday September 13th in the dining room of Dooley’s Hotel to celebrate the vast array of local food producers. This lunch is a celebration of food in Waterford and the South East. With the assistance of the Love … Continued

Keep Calm and have a cuppa!

The Tea Assembly offers the people of Waterford and surrounds the ultimate tea shop experience as it serves over fifty types of tea, blends teas on site and holds tea master classes in its city centre locale. Since Isabella Melvey opened the Michael Street doors of Waterford’s first dedicated tea shop in March she has … Continued

Button and Co. has the last four years sewn up!

Button and Co., which creates unique and innovative jewellery collections, celebrates its fourth birthday this month. The business, which was started by Waterford goldsmith Elaine Sarah Comerford, has had an eventful four years; won many awards, received numerous glowing citations from the craft world and has even been backed by a Dragon. According to Elaine … Continued

Taste Waterford takes to the streets of Waterford

A new culinary collaboration was recently launched by two of Waterford’s most renowned restaurants.  “Taste Waterford” sees Bodega and La Boheme restaurants combine their passion for good food, fresh local produce and Waterford heritage.  Taking place every Wednesday, the evening consists of a three course meal in one restaurant, a guided tour through Waterford city … Continued

Waterford artists take flight!

Waterford City Enterprise Board and Waterford Adult Education Centre (WAEC) recently launched “First Flight”, an enterprise programme which assists small craft start-ups. Based in the Kite Design Studio, in the heart of Waterford’s Viking Triangle, First Flight is already working with the first group of students, providing them with workspace, mentoring assistance and practical business … Continued

Former Dragon speaks at FREE business start-up seminar

Waterford City Enterprise Board’s ‘Fresh Start’ seminar at the Tower Hotel last Thursday attracted a large and enthusiastic audience of budding entrepreneurs. Over 90 attendees listened to start up advice from Mary Doherty of Granny Maddox and Sean Egan of Sean Egan Artglass, and information on how to best develop an idea into a business … Continued

New “Experience Waterford” initiative promotes early evening excursions

Waterford City Enterprise Board and a group of local businesses recently launched “Experience Waterford”, a series of early evening tours throughout Waterford City and County. The initiative saw ten local businesses team up to offer “bundled” tourism packages to visitors and locals.  Experience Waterford gives the public the opportunity to enjoy five exciting and diverse … Continued

Irish heritage takes pride of place on Shamrock Bowl

 Crystal bowl designed by ex-Waterford Crystal master engraver presented to U.S. President Obama by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD It was a proud moment in Waterford’s esteemed history of glass manufacturing as, this year, the traditional bowl of shamrock presented to the US President on St. Patrick’s Day originated in the Crystal County. Sean Egan … Continued