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, 16th November 2018

On the show today we hear about the Farming For Nature Awards and celebrate The Calvey Family from Keel, Co.Mayo, the inaugural winners the award. We chat about how Food can affect mood and the right foods can counter seasonal […]

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The Kitchen Garden Radio Show, 9th November 2018

On the show this week, Mags’ pigs head off to a small abattoir and butcher in Wexford which prompts a chat about Butcher’s Shops and local businesses. Mags tells us about War Biscuits and the industry that grew up in […]

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The Kitchen Garden Radio Show, 2nd November, 2018

It’s the Kitchen Garden Radio Show’s birthday, one whole year on the air and on the show this week we hear how the Introduction to Butchery classes went at Croan Cottages and how Halloween was spent in Kilkenny. We are […]

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