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

You’ve been thinking about it for years and discussing it forever, but what you really want is a better understanding of what’s involved so you can decide once and for all if smallholding and increasing self-sufficiency is genuinely the life […]

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Events, Projects and Musings

3 Day Cookery Course with River Cottage’s Steven Lamb and Gill Meller

Croan Cottages, 15, 16 & 17 April 2016 Join us for a unique culinary experience as Steven and Gill, of the UK’s famed River Cottage, come to Croan Cottages, Kilkenny, Ireland   Course Description This is an exclusive opportunity to cook […]

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Low Cost Smoker FoxHunter” Smoker BBQ Grill

This smoker is widely available online and retails for approximately €40. It’s an attractive piece of kit but the low price tag does bring with it some shortcomings – not least of which is the complete lack of assembly instructions […]

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Outdoor Christmas Trees from Pallets

These were inspired by an image I spotted on Pinterest (a World of things to do on Pallets…). These will have some outdoor lights fixed to them and will be put on the wall in the car park to add […]

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Hey! Keep in touch – with your customers.

  They are hard to identify, find and secure so after going to all of that effort don’t just let them go! Businesses that manage their past or potential client communications effectively can dramatically reduce the cost of acquisition and […]

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