Web Design & Development

Francis is the owner of Croan.ie, the website design and development company. Croan.ie offers Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), e-Business consulting, website design, web development, web site hosting and website optimisation services in Ireland from its offices in Kilkenny and Cork. […]

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Business Development Consulting

For many start-ups and for some small & medium food manufacturers, running a business can be a confusing and isolating role. While Local Enterprise Offices can provide invaluable tools, navigating the services available can sometimes be as confusing as establishing […]

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Web Education & Training

Having worked with Internet technologies since 1994 (that’s right – 1994!) I have witnessed the web evolve from a communication tool to the World’s most important marketing delivery channel. I can customise and deliver a wide range of internet marketing […]

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Smallholding & Lifestyle Training

All of these courses are hosted at Croan Cottages, the smallholding where I have lived with my wife Niamh for the past 13 years. Introduction to Smallholding, these two day courses cover all of the basics: Living with Livestock:an introduction […]

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Latest Blog

The Kitchen Garden Radio Show, 31st of August 2018

On the show this week we hear about some of the ‘secret ingredients’ that Chefs like to use to improve their dishes. Mags brings in a delicious Courgette & Mint Soup and talks about pickling and fermentation and gives us […]

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The Kitchen Garden Radio Show, 24th of August 2018

On the show this week Mags gives us some ideas, tips and recipes for tasty and nutritious School Lunches. See her ideas below. In Food News, we hear about Robotics in Food Service. We both report from the Totally Terrific Tomato […]

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The Kitchen Garden Radio Show, 17th of August 2018

On the show this week we have recipes for Blackberries & Beetroot, both abundant at the moment. We talk about the true cost of Free Range Eggs and how you can adopt a Beehive! We hear from Kitty Scully about […]

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