Garrett Kilroy
Visiting Research Fellow, Geology
Visiting Research Fellow, School Office - Natural Sciences

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Monitoring the environmental supporting conditions of groundwater dependent terrestrial ecosystems in Ireland in, editor(s)Quevauviller, P., Fouillac, A-M, Grath, J. & Ward, R. , Groundwater Monitoring, Chichester, Wiley, 2009, pp245 - 258, [Kilroy, G., Coxon, C., Daly, D., O'Connor, A., Dunne, F., Johnston, P., Ryan, J., Moe, H. & Craig, M.] Book Chapter, 2009

Wemaere, Alice, Kilroy, Garrett, Sheils, Lisa and Donlon, Brian, An evaluation of the role of EPA research in the Water Framework Directive implementation in Ireland., Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 109B, 2009, p385 - 402 Journal Article, 2009

Kilroy, G., Dunne, F., Ryan, J., O'Connor, A., Daly, D., Craig, M., Coxon, C., Johnston, P. & Moe, H., A framework for the assessment of groundwater-dependent terrestrial ecosystems under the Water Framework Directive, Wexford, Environmental Protection Agency, 2008, (Environmental Research Centre Report Series No. 12), 62 pp. Report, 2008

Water Framework Directive - a new management approach (Chapter 5) in, editor(s)Lehane, M., Stafford, T. & Bowman, J. , Ireland's Environment 2008 - State of the Environment Report, Johnstown Castle Estate, Wexford, Environmental Protection Agency, 2008, pp63 - 75, [Kilroy, G.] Book Chapter, 2008

Kilroy, G., Coxon, C., Daly, D., O'Connor, A., Dunne, F., Johnston, P., Ryan, J., Moe, H. & Craig, M., A geohydrological basis for assessing risk, monitoring requirements and ecological sensitivity for groundwater dependent wetlands for management purposes under the Water Framework Directive, XXXV Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, Groundwater and Ecosystems, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2007, edited by Ribeiro, L., Chambel, A. & Condesso de Melo, M.T. , AIH-GP, 2007, pp11 (CD format) Conference Paper, 2007

Kilroy, G., Jennings, S., Fay, K. & Coxon, C., Data acquisition for the characterisation and risk assessment of groundwater bodies in the Shannon river basin, Proceedings of the International Workshop: From Data Gathering and Groundwater Modelling to Integrated Management, Alicante, Spain, 4-7 October 2005, edited by Sanchez-Vila, X., Cabrera, M.C. & Valverde, M. , Instituto Geologico y Minero de Espana, Madrid, 2006, pp397 - 402 Conference Paper, 2006

Kilroy, G. and Coxon, C., Temporal variability of phosphorus fractions in Irish karst springs, Environmental Geology, 47, (3), 2005, p421 - 430 Journal Article, 2005

Kilroy, G., Coxon, C., Ryan, J., O'Connor, A. and Daly, D., Groundwater and Wetland Management in the Shannon river basin (Ireland), Environmental Science and Policy, 8, (3), 2005, p219 - 225 Journal Article, 2005

Research Expertise


My research interested include groundwater quality, groundwater dependent ecosystems and surface water-groundwater interactions, particularly concerning phosphorus transport. More recent work has focussed on the Water Framework Directive, river basin management, strategic environmental assessment, and the impacts of climate change on groundwater resources.


Anthropogenic Impact on ecosystems; Environmental Technology; Hydrogeology; Hydrology of limestone terrains; River Basin Management; Wetland Ecosystems



Member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (Irish Group) 1997 – Present