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British Isles - Day 6 - Cork, Ireland

Friday we docked in Cobh (pronounced cove), Ireland which is the closest major port to Cork and Waterford.  We opted to take a Princess excursion into Waterford via bus where we toured the factory, enjoyed lunch, and took an afternoon drive through the country.

Unfortunately all my notes from the tour were lost due to an email malfunction :( but here are the highlights of the day as told through photos:

An afternoon in Waterford, Ireland from 72 Hours To Go
Watching the crystal making process at the Waterford Factory

An afternoon in Waterford from 72 Hours To Go
Shaping the crystal by hand

An afternoon in Waterford from 72 Hours To Go
Stages of crystal cutting and polishing, from raw product on the right to finished product on the left

An afternoon in Waterford from 72 Hours To Go
Vikings first settled this region - you can still occasionally find some to this day!

An afternoon in Waterford from 72 Hours To Go
Delicious pub lunch at the Munster Bar across the street from the Waterford Factory

An afternoon in Waterford from 72 Hours To Go
The colorful town of Cobh, Ireland hugs the shores as we sailed out of port

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