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, 25th January 2019

On the Show this week there’s lots of Food News and it’s Robbie Burns Night: Mags, tells us about Haggis and the food traditions associated with the night. As it’s the last Friday of the month, we chat about some […]

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The Kitchen Garden Radio Show, 18th January 2019

On the show this week: We discuss The Eat Lancet report in Food News. Mags shares tips for Cooking on a Budget and how to avoid Food Waste: 1. Make a weekly meal plan (before you go shopping 2. Cook […]

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The Kitchen Garden Radio Show, 11th January 2019

On the Show this week: there’s the week’s Food News (Great Restaurant Deals for January in the Irish Times and nominations now open for RAI Restaurant of the Year). Mags talks about Root Veg, seasonal but often underrated foods for […]

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