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

Talking Wild Food with Ken McGuire, April

I enjoyed another lovely chat with Ken on his Drive time show on KCLR on Friday. As usual, we were talking about food but this time we were talking about Wild Food. At this time of the year, there’s a […]

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Damping off of Seedlings

One of the first problems that we encounter when growing from seed is the disease known as damping-off. Damping off is caused by fungi and fungus-like organisms. These attack seeds and seedlings as they begin to germinate and grow. It […]

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Things to do now 10th February

Today on The Kitchen garden we were joined by Eva Homes from Darver House Nursery to talk about her work there and her interest in cut flowers. We also got a chance to talk a little about flowers that benefit the […]

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