Jerpoint Glass Studio

Counties Wexford, Waterford, Carlow & Kilkenny

The nationally renowned Jerpoint Glass Studio is housed in an old stone-walled farm building, where you can watch workers craft molten glass into exquisite artistic and practical items (demos on weekdays only, 10am to 4pm Monday to Thursday, to 1pm Friday). It's 6km west of Thomastown on the L4206 towards Stoneyford.

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