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, 6th of July 2018

On the show this week I talk to George Navratil from Breagagh Valley Artisan Meats about winning the Top 3 spots in the National Artisan Food Awards! Ger costello comes in to studio to talk about his brewery Costello’s in […]

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The Kitchen Garden Radio Show, 29th of June 2018

On this week’s show I tell the story of the 99 Ice Cream Cone. I talk to Chris Telford, owner of The Hungry Moose in kilkenny, recently voted Ireland’s Best Burger restaurant. I report from Ichigo Ichi in Cork and […]

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The Kitchen Garden Radio Show, 22nd of June 2018

On the Show this week we talk to John Hoyne from the Fisherman’s Market in Kilkenny city about Seafood, it’s availability, variety and he gives us some tips for how to use less well known varieties. We also talk about […]

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