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

 Should you have any query in relation to these reports, please email groundwaterinfo@gsi.ie .

​CountySource Protection Report​ (link to PDF)
​Carlow

​N/A

​Cavan

Ballyconnell Lough Cuillaghan PWS

Ballymachugh SPZ

Bawnboy SPZ

Kingscourt Descart Boreholes SPZ

Kingscourt Mullantra Borehole SPZ

​Clare

Ballyvaughan SPZ

Ennis Drumcliff Spring SPZ

Ennis Pouladower Spring SPZ (not in use)

Scarriff SPZ

Whitegate SPZ

​CorkFermoy PWS Colroe Infiltration Gallery and Borehole
​Cork North

Castletwonroche 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 South

Ballinspittle 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

​Donegal

Ballyshannon PWS

Carndonagh PWS

Culdaff PWS

Fanad North (Tri a Lough)

Magherabeg Veagh PWS

Pettigo PWS

​DublinBog of the Ring PWS
​Galway

Dunmore Glenamaddy WSS

Kilkerrin PWS

MidGalway PWS

Mountbellew PWS

​Kerry

Ardfert South Borehole PWS

Ballyheigue PWS

​Kildare

Athy 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

​Kilkenny

Ballyconra 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

​Laois

Ballyroan 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

​Leitrim​N/A
​Limerick

Ardagh

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
​Louth

Ardee 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

​Mayo

Killasser Springs SPZ

Kilmaine PWS

Swinford PWS and Killaturly GWS

​Meath

Athboy

Ballivor

Curragha

Dunboyne

Dunshaughlin

Enfield Borehole SPZ

Longwood Borehole SPZ

Nobber

Slane

Trim Borehole SPZ

​Monaghan

Clones PWS Scotshouse Boreholes

Monaghan PWS

​Offaly

Agall 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

​Roscommon

Ballinlough 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

​Sligo​N/A
​Tipperary North

Aglish

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 South

Fethard Coalbrook PWS

Kilcoran SPZ

​Waterford

Ardmore

Ballyrohan PWS

Cappoquin PWS

Dungarvan PWS

Grange PWS

Kilmacthomas Ballyogarty Borehole SPZ

Lismore Cappaquin Ballyduff Ballyhane Borehole SPZ

Poulbagunoge PWS

​Westmeath​N/A
​Wexford

Carrigbyrne

Coolgreany Boreholes SPZ

Enniscorthy Edermine Borehole SPZ

Kilmuckridge Ballygarran II Borehole SPZ

​Wicklow

Baltinglass

Blessington Gravel Aquifer

Redcross PWS

Roundwood PWS