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, 24th May, 2019

On the show this week there is a round up of the week’s food and environment news and I am joined by Karen Nolan to tell us about Your Local Food Network a facility to bring together consumers and local […]

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The Kitchen Garden Radio Show, 22nd February, 2019

On the show this week there’s lots of food to try. Mags brings along some new Orchard Treacle from Highbank Orchards, unusual Asian ingredients, micro-greens and sparkling water kefir from King of Kefir. I also chat about smoked Duck Breast. […]

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The Kitchen Garden Radio Show, 15th February 2019

On the Show this week, Mags pays a visit to the Green Barn Restaurant at Burtown House, in Kildare, there’s WOOFER chat, puppy updates and Food News. We speak to Biologist Dr. Jane Stout of Trinity College Dublin about the […]

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