Created by John Connolly, Lismore Diamond, the signature pattern for the Lismore 60th Anniversary celebration, features a unique execution of Lismore: horizontal cuts across alternating-height vertical cuts which create light-refracting, diamond-like facets of unsurpassed prismatic reflectivity. First introduced in 2012, Lismore Diamond became one of Waterford’s fastest selling and most popular ranges of stemware and giftware.
In honor of Waterford Crystal Chief Designer John Connolly’s 50th year with the Waterford family, Waterford Crystal and Ireland’s House of Waterford Crystal Studios pay tribute to his vast legacy with the John Connolly 50th Anniversary Collection. With each piece titled for important people and places in his life, they feature exceptional cutting of every style and skill. The John Connolly 50th Anniversary Collection represents the zenith of Connolly’s collective knowledge of Waterford heritage, natural design instinct and forward-looking vision.
2014 marks Waterford Crystal Chief Designer John Connolly’s 50th year with the Waterford family. John has immersed himself in every aspect of the design and manufacture of the world’s most beloved crystal, and is the catalyst behind the enduring success and continued growth of the Waterford brand.
1984 (Centenary Year of the GAA) Galway senior hurling champions, Castlegar. At back, from left: Martin O’Shea, Joe Connolly, Ted Murphy, John Connolly, Tom McCormack, Tommy Grogan, John Connor, Gerry Connolly, Tom Murphy (injured). In front, from left: Brian Dolly, Mike Murphy, Padraic Connolly, Michael Connolly, captain; Mike Costello, John Coyne, Micheal Glynn.