It is now Christmas festive time in the Maigueside district and the town of Croom is like 5th avenue, New York.  The Christmas Tree can be seen on all the approach roads to the town.  The lights shine clearly gaily-coloured, lights up the night sky and indicate that Christmas is close at hand.  The bridge … Continue reading

Happy Christmas

Photo By Danny Quain Photo Gallery below Christmas in Croom 2007. Video Croom,Limerick City & Adare    The Bridge In Croom  

St.Stephen’s Day, “The Wren,The King of all Birds”

 St. Stephen’s day was a day when many participated in hunting the Wren with music and singing at every door in the district.  This tradition part of Irish life has now gone.   Green Park was four days of racing and Croom a centre of blood stock and a prominent interest in the racing world.  No … Continue reading

Christmas Homecoming in Past Times ,A Cead Mile Failte.

 The Turkey,The Ham and Pudding. In past times the festival of Christmas time was a big occasion especially for our emigrant community people from the Maigueside district who left our shores to make a new life for themselves in distant lands. Many took the boat from Hollyhead or Rosslare, the emigrant ship from Cobh, but the … Continue reading


The masses for the Christmas period St. Mary’s Church Croom, Monday morning 9.30 a.m. (the morning mass) Christmas Eve Mass 7.00 p.m. Tuesday 25th December Christmas Day Masses 9.30 a.m. 11.30 a.m.  Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th, and Friday 28th 11.00 a.m. each day.  Sunday 31st December the Feast of the Holy Family, Masses at usual … Continue reading


To our readers at home and abroad the Croom correspondent wishes them a very Happy Christmas.A special Christmas presentation can be seen on the recently launched Croom Website  There will be a two-week lapse of Croom and County Notes during the Christmas and New Year.


Jack Moloney St. Mary’s Church Croom Saturday last. John Daly Ardagh, Sunday last.  Dermot Creegan, Caherass.  Bridget and Christopher Marks, Margaret and Martin Hayes.


The wedding took place at St. Mary’s Church, Croom of Sue Galvin, Carrigeen Castle. Daughter of John and Helen Galvin and Anthony O’Brien Lothragh, Bruree son of Michael and Mary O’Brien.  Celebrant: Fr. Joe Kennedy P.P.  Croom. Bridesmaids: Kate Galvin, Shirley Hennessy.  Bestman: Michael O’Brien Groomsman: Frankie Nolan. Readers: Catherine O’Brien, Lisa Halpin.  Gift bearers: … Continue reading


Santa Claus will be visiting all the homes on this Christmas Eve Night.  Santa has taken up residence at Santa Village, Buttercup Farm and will go on his journey from Santa Village on Christmas Eve.  Hundreds of young children have visited Santa village at Ballygrennan over the past three weeks.  Santa’s village has been a … Continue reading


Having a break for tea in erecting the Christmas Tree and installing the lights. Micheal O Shea (Rigger),Pakie Fitzgerald(Project Manager),Peter Lawlor(Electricial Engineer,lighting),Donie Lynch (Director of operations) The Christmas tree lights were turned on, on Saturday last when the hard working team of Packie Fitzgerald, J.J. Lawlor, Peter Lawlor, Donie Lynch, Michael O’ Shea brought the … Continue reading