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

Things to do now 3rd February

There wasn’t much time to talk about jobs on today’s show on CRKC as we were too busy talking about #RealBread with Mags Morrissey of Hedgehog Bakery. The one job I did get to mention was taking hardwood cuttings. This […]

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Things to do now 27th January

As the days get noticeably longer it’s time to start planting seeds. This weekend I’ll be planting Chillies in trays over a soil warming cable. You can also plant some crops outside. Start this week with Broad Beans under a […]

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New additions to the Menagerie – Alpacas

I have always wanted to keep Alpacas. The more I read or hear about them, the more I like the sound of them. Alpacas are famously: Fearless protectors of other animals! They will take on even the cheekiest of foxes to […]

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