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, 7th December 2018

On the show this week: Mags has started the Bird Watch Ireland Garden Bird Survey. There are gift suggestions for the Cook, Foodie or Gardener in your life as well as a selection of our favourite Cookbooks from 2018. We […]

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The Kitchen Garden Show 30th November, 2018

On the show this week:  Mags gives us here recipe for Mince Pies (with Marmalade), We hear about “Fruit Shrubs” to drink. In Food News; How your mood and stress levels affect your digestion. In Nature: It’s time for the […]

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The Kitchen Garden Show, 23rd November, 2018

On the show this week, there’s a report on teenage diets in Food News, I visit The Green Barn at Burtown House for the launch of Gill Meller’s Cookbook Time (and chat to the man himself). I’m joined in studio […]

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