Croom is a small rural town in the south of County Limerick, just off the N20 Limerick - Cork Road. Situated on the Maigue River, the town has a significant archaeological history with a round tower dating back to the 12th century.
Croom Castle one of the principal residences of the Kildare branch of the Fitzgerald Dynasty and a church from the 15th century. In the 1800’s the town had an active mill industry on the Maigue River.
In the mid 1800’s a workhouse was built as a result of the Famine, this building is home to an orthopaedic hospital since 1924. Croom also has an important thoroughbred horse stud Islanmore Stud. This farm with its original 18th century house was once the home of the younger brother of Earl of Dunraven of Adare.
Nearby attractions include the Croom Castle and the Croom Mills and the Buttercup Visitor Farm.