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 12th January 2018

On the show this week, we are joined by Dr. Liam Lysaght of the National Biodiversity Data Centre to discuss biodiversity in Ireland, the work they do to help record it, how Citizen Science is used to help and things we […]

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The Kitchen Garden 5th of January, 2018

On the show this week, we introduce our Calendar of Gardens in Flower. Over the coming months we’ll visit a garden at it’s peak. We speak to the author of ‘The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018’, Lia Leendertz. This […]

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The Kitchen Garden 22nd December

This week on the show we have not one but two chefs in the studio to give us their tips and tricks for cooking Christmas Dinner. Two very different approaches, both leading to delicious dinners. I’m sure there’s something in […]

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