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04/08/2021

Waterford All Time Greats: Profile #1 George and William Penrose

Waterford All Time Greats: Profile #1 George and William Penrose

Waterford All Time Greats: Profile #1 George and William Penrose

In 1783, two brothers who dreamed of producing some of the finest flint glass products in the world, and now, over 235 years later, the result of that dream, Waterford Crystal, remains the county's only worldwide brand.

The Penrose brothers make this list for their legacy; one of job creation in the city, and Waterford becoming synonymous with fine glass products.

Despite closing for a hundred year period and being resurrected by Charles Bacik in 1947, Waterford Crystal in its current form continues to produce almost 1,000 tonnes of glass every year, some of the finest in the world, fulfilling the dream of William and George Penrose.

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