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The Titanic Experience, Cobh’s permanent visitor attraction in Cork, has commissioned replica crystal, in the likeness of those on board the luxury liner, to mark the anniversary of the RMS Titanic visit to Cork on 11 April.
The collection of crystal bowls will be handcut in-house in Cobh by Tregan Craft Centre master cutter, Alex Davies and the limited-edition pieces will be available for sale at Tregan Craft Centre during April.
"Titanic was known for its luxury and indeed there were over 1,500 crystal pieces on board the liner for its tragic maiden voyage. We know a great deal about the crystal and ware as some key pieces were discovered from the debris field. We felt it would be appropriate to mark this year's anniversary of the Titanic by commissioning the beautiful crystal piece,' said Gillen Joyce. "The Tregan Craft Centre, which adjoins the White Star Line building, will also offer demonstrations of crystal-glass cutting during the commemorative week here in Cobh", he added.
Following the worldwide commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic last year, the Project Cobh initiative will embrace the connection between Cobh and the Titanic. A number of events and activities have been scheduled from 5 to 15 April including ceili nights, themed food tastings, lectures and a laying of the wreath at the Titanic Anchorage near Roches Point.