Coca‑Cola HBC donated more than 10,000 bottles of Deep RiverRock to aid the people of Louth and Meath during the recent water shortage crisis.

Following the burst of a major water main in Drogheda, more than 70,000 people across Louth and Meath were left without running water for longer than a week.

The water crisis had a crippling effect on local businesses and homeowners, with locals unable to complete the most basic of tasks.

To help alleviate the challenges faced by the local community, Coca‑Cola HBC partnered with the Order of Malta Ambulance Corp, to ensure its donation of 10,032 bottles of Deep RiverRock water reached those in need.

With the support of local Senator Ged Nash, the 19 pallets of 1.5 litre bottles were delivered to the Order of Malta Ambulance Corp’s base in Drogheda on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th July, and shared out across the community.

Coca‑Cola HBC representatives Paul McDonnell and David Mulholland helped to load the Deep RiverRock bottles  for distribution, along side Senator Nash (pictured below).



Paul McDonnell, Coca‑Cola Regional Manager (Centre), Senator Ged Nash (Right)

A native of the area, Coca‑Cola HBC's Paul McDonnell said, “Giving back to communities is part of how Coca‑Cola does business, and as a proud employer across the country, we have invested in communities across the island of Ireland for many years.

  • 10,032 Bottles of water donated

"Coca‑Cola HBC already donates a significant amount water and other product to charity and community groups annually and with the recent water challenges across the North East,  we were proud to be able to lend our support to the region with the donation of more than 10,000 bottles of our Deep RiverRock water.

“We hope this contribution helped with some of the challenges being experienced by the local community.”