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 Food & Memories with Ken McGuire, July

It’s the height of the Summer and there’s so much available in the Garden and in the Wild for us to enjoy. This month I challenged people to make some effort to make some memories! In this chat we cover […]

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Beekeeping Mentorship

If you are thinking about keeping Bees, starting out in Beekeeping or if you have had problems keeping Bees in the past, you might want to find a Beekeeping Mentor. By having help in keeping your Bees, you can learn the […]

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Talking Wild Food with Ken McGuire, May

May sees the start of the Time of Plenty in the Garden and in the wild. From here to Autumn, a wider variety of edible plant species come into season. To showcase some of the easiest to find (and the […]

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