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, 18th May, 2018

On the show this week we talk about Strawberries, just coming in to season now. We’re joined by Podge Reade from the Bula Bus to talk about Street Food. We also talk to Mark Diacono from Otter Farm in the […]

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The Kitchen Garden Radio Show, 11th May, 2018

On the Kitchen Garden Radio Show this week we talk about Rhubarb and Mags shares a recipe for a delicious upside down Rhubarb Cake. John Flinn also gives us a great tip on preparing a spray for aphids made from […]

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The Kitchen Garden Radio Show, 4th May, 2018

On the Show this week, we talk about Asparagus, just coming in to season now. There’s a report from Kilkenny’s Dawn Choral celebration at the Hole in the Wall in Kilkenny (Ireland’s oldest Townhouse Tavern). In the report there’s music […]

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