Source Protection Zone Reports

Source Protection Zone delineation provides an assessment of the land area that contributes groundwater to a borehole or spring. 

  • Source reports have been undertaken by Geological Survey Ireland on behalf of Local Authorities since the mid 1990’s. Since then, more than 120  have been completed.
  • A further 40 were completed by a CDM/TOBIN/OCM project team for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish Groundwater Source Protection Zones (SPZs) at monitoring points in the EPA’s National Groundwater Quality Network. These SPZs represent a continuation of GSI’s work, and follow the principles and methodologies set out in ‘Groundwater Protection Schemes’ (DELG/EPA/GSI, 1999) and in the GSI/EPA/IGI Training course on Groundwater Source Protection Zone Delineation (2007, 2009).
  • Other reports commissioned by Local Authorities from hydrogeological consultants are available from the relevant Local Authorities. 

The available reports are listed below in alphabetic order for each county.

Please note:

  • GWS stands for Group Water Scheme
  • N/A indicates Not Available
  • PWS stands for Public Water Supply
  • RWSS stand for Regional Water Supply Scheme
  • SPZ stands for Source Protection Zone

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​CountySource Protection Report​ (link to PDF)
​CavanBallyconnell Lough Cuillaghan PWS Ballymachugh SPZ Bawnboy SPZ Kingscourt Descart Boreholes SPZ Kingscourt Mullantra Borehole SPZ
​ClareBallyvaughan SPZ Ennis Drumcliff Spring SPZ Ennis Pouladower Spring SPZ (not in use) Scarriff SPZ Whitegate SPZ
​CorkFermoy PWS Coolroe Infiltration Gallery and Borehole
​Cork NorthCastletwonroche PWSS Conna (village bore) PWS Glanworth PWS Ballykenly Spring (Tobermore) Kildorrery PWS Glenavuddig Bridge Kilworth PWS Downing Bridge Mitchelstown (South) SPZ Mountnorth Spring and Borehole RWSS Oliver’s Cross PWSS Shanballymore Spring Cork North West (Doneraile) SPZ Watergrasshill PWS
​Cork SouthBallinspittle Garrettstown PWS Carrig na bFhear SPZ Carrignadoura SPZ Cloyne Aghada PWS Coachford PWS Crookstown (Bellmount BH2) SPZ Crookstown (Pound Cross BH1) SPZ Dower Spring (Whitegate RWSS) Grenagh PWS Minane Bridge PWS Robert’s Cove PWS
​DonegalBallyshannon PWS Carndonagh PWS Culdaff PWS Fanad North (Tri a Lough) Magherabeg Veagh PWS Pettigo PWS
​DublinBog of the Ring PWS
​GalwayDunmore Glenamaddy WSS Kilkerrin PWS MidGalway PWS Mountbellew PWS
​KerryArdfert South Borehole PWS Ballyheigue PWS
​KildareAthy UDC WS Castlemitchell Churchtown Supply PWS Curragh Camp PWS Johnstown PWS Kilkea PWS Kilteel GWS Lipstown Narraghmore GWS Monasterevin PWS Rathangan PWS Robertstown PWS USK Gormanstown GWS
​KilkennyBallyconra Boreholes Glanbia (Ballyragget) SPZ Bennettsbridge PWS Callan PWS Clifden Clara Boreholes SPZ Cuffesgrange Boreholes SPZ Glenmore PWS Graighenamanagh PWS Paulstown PWS Piltown Fiddown PWS Thomastown PWS Urlingford Johnstown PWS
​LaoisBallyroan SPZ Cullahill SPZ Durrow (Convent) WSS Fermoyle PWS Knocks SPZ Kyle and Orchard Springs (Stradbally Ballylynan & Timahoe) PWS Lough PWS Portarlington WSS Killenard GWS Mountmellick Derrygile SPZ Portlaoise Meelick PWS Swan PWS
​LimerickArdagh Ballingarry PWS Ballyagran Bruff PWS Bruree PWS Cappamore Faileen Bilboa PWS Cappamore SPZ Carrigkerry PWS Clouncagh PWS Croom PWS Doon Cooga Spring SPZ Fedamore PWS Glin PWS (not in use) Herberstown PWS Hospital PWS Kilcoleman PWS Knocklong Church Road (Borehole BH2) SPZ Knocklong Field (Borehole BH1) SPZ Martinstown Ballinvreena SPZ Mortlestown PWS Murroe PWS Pallasgreen (New) PWS Rockhill SPZ Tobergal (SW Region) PWS
​Longford​Newtown Cashel Spring SPZ
​LouthArdee Curraghbeg Borehole PWS Ardtullybeg PWS Ballymakenny Boreholes GWS Collon Boreholes PWS Cooley Carlingford Boreholes PWS Drybridge Borehole PWS Killineer Borehole PWS Omeath Esmore Bridge Borehole PWS Omeath Lislea Cross Borehole PWS Termonfeckin Borehole PWS
​MayoKillasser Springs SPZ Kilmaine PWS Swinford PWS and Killaturly GWS
​MeathAthboy Ballivor Curragha Dunboyne Dunshaughlin Enfield Borehole SPZ Longwood Borehole SPZ Nobber Slane Trim Borehole SPZ
​MonaghanClones PWS Scotshouse Boreholes Monaghan PWS
​OffalyAgall Spring SPZ Ballinagar GWS and Geashill PWS Ballyboy GWS Banagher WSS Clontotan Boreholes Clonbulloge PWS Daingean PWS Dunkerrin PWS (Jone’s Well) Dunkerrin PWS (Village Well) Edenderry Kishawanny Bridge Borehole Ferbane PWS Hollimshill PWS Kilcormac PWS Killeigh and Meelaghans GWS Killeigh Danganbeg Spring GWS Kinnity PWS Ballyshane Bridge Lisduff Dunkerrin PWS Lisduff Well Lisduff Dunkerrin PWS Guilfoyles Well Moneygall PWS Mountlucas GWS Rath Shinrone Niamh’s Well Boreholes Toberdaly PWS Tullamore Ardan Boreholes Tully Walsh Island PWS
​RoscommonBallinlough WSS Ballybane Springs Boyle Ardcarn Rockingham Spring Castlerea WSS Longford Spring and Silver Island Spring Killeglan Tobermore Spring Knockcroghery Lecarrow Toberreeoge Spring SPZ Mount Talbot Cloonlaughnan Springs Roscommon Central Regional WSS Ballinagard Spring
​Tipperary NorthAglish Borrisokane PWS Borrisoleigh PWS Glenbeha Springs SPZ Ironmills PWS Kilmakill Moyne SPZ Lorrha Templederry PWS Templemore Tobernaloo PWS Toomyvara PWS Two Mile Borris PWS
​Tipperary SouthFethard Coalbrook PWS Kilcoran SPZ
​WaterfordArdmore Ballyrohan PWS Cappoquin PWS
Dungarvan PWS Grange PWS Kilmacthomas Ballyogarty Borehole SPZ Lismore Cappaquin Ballyduff Ballyhane Borehole SPZ Poulbagunoge PWS
​WexfordCarrigbyrne Coolgreany Boreholes SPZ Enniscorthy Edermine Borehole SPZ Kilmuckridge Ballygarran II Borehole SPZ
​WicklowBaltinglass Blessington Gravel Aquifer Redcross PWS Roundwood PWS

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