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Is Drogheda Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Drogheda?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Drogheda.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Ireland, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


Tap Water Drogheda is the name given to a contaminated river in Ireland. It originates from the Irish towns of Dingle and Carlingford. This water is heavily contaminated with pathogenic bacteria, cysts and other contaminants. The contamination was first noticed back in the 1970''s when research revealed that a large number of women in the town of Dingle had been suffering from a serious health problem.

Tap water in Dingle is normally contaminated with a variety of chemicals, bacteria, and metals. It contains such contaminants as nitrates, nitrites and lead. When you consider this, it''s easy to see how important it is to filter it. Back then, it was easy to reach the tap. You didn''t have to go far; you could go straight to the closest tap and that was enough for many generations of Dingle families.

Today, however, we have more access to clean fresh water than ever before. Thanks to new technological advances. Water can now be treated at a variety of

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.23 in USD (1.5-liter)


Drogheda tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 13% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 88% Very High
  • Water Quality 88% Very High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Drogheda, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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