Deep RiverRock


Introduced to the Irish market in 1994, Deep RiverRock is a high quality, Irish water bottled and sourced from the glacial hill of Co Antrim.

25 September 15 -   Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Deep RiverRock has experienced significant growth in recent years and continues to drive the bottled water category across the island of Ireland. It is rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium, all naturally occurring within the source. 

Deep RiverRock Still has also recently expanded its pack sizes, offering a convenient size for every hydration occasion! The 1 litre pack was launched in 2015 in response to consumer need for greater hydration, and Deep RiverRock Still is also available in 2l, a 750ml sports cap, 500ml, and an on-the-go 330ml pack.

Sponsorship platforms

The brand is the proud sponsor of the four rugby provinces- Munster Leinster, Connacht and Ulster - and also supports a number of key running events throughout the year including the Belfast City Marathon, Belfast City Half-Marathon, the Irish Independent Fit Series, and also Queen’s University 5k. Water is also donated a number of community initiatives throughout the year to encourage more people to stay active and hydrated.

Water is essential for life. It accounts for about 60% of our body weight and performs crucial roles such as carrying nutrients and waste products between our major organs, helping to regulate body temperature, lubricating our joints and acting as a shock absorber.

Body water is found both inside cells, and is called, intracellular water. Intracellular water contains dissolved solutes (electrolytes) which are essential to maintaining healthy body functions. Water found outside cells is called extracellular water. Blood contains extracellular water which is transported around our body. Water moves easily between cells to wherever it is needed.

The human body works to maintain optimal hydration by using hormones to control how much we urinate and giving our brains signals to tell us that we are thirsty. As our brains are 73% water, insufficient hydration can have an adverse effect on how our brains function. On average, we take in and excrete around two and a half litres of water a day, although this varies from person to person.

Source: National Hydration Council

Like vitamins and minerals, our fluid requirements are individual and depend on factors such as body weight and size, age and gender, levels of physical activity and the temperature of our environment. European guidelines, however, provide a useful insight into how much water our bodies need each day.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) states that water contributes to the maintenance of normal physical and cognitive functions and normal thermoregulation. Based on the EFSA’s scientific opinion on adequate water intake, women should aim for total water intakes of 2 litres per day and men 2.5 litres per day. The same guidelines also apply to older individuals.

Remember, these guidelines include water from beverage and food sources. Ideally 70-80% of this should come from drinks and 20-30% from foods. Food with a high water content; such as melon, soups and stews, will make the greatest contribution to overall water intake. As hydration levels fluctuate during the day, it is advisable to sip water regularly throughout the day.

Source: National Hydration Council

  1. Whilst you can meet your body’s water requirements from other drinks, water is one of the healthiest ways to hydrate as it has no calories or sugar.
  2. Foods can also contribute to your daily water intake. Those with a high water content; for example melon, soups, stews, fruit and vegetables, will make the greatest contribution.
  3. Drink at regular intervals throughout the day, in order to meet you body’s water requirements.
  4. The elderly and children are more at risk of dehydration since they are not always regulating their water intake properly.
  5. Make sure you always have access to water, even when you are out and about.
  6. You may need to drink more water when you exercise or spend time in hot and dry environments

Source: National Hydration Council