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 13th January

It’s still a quiet time of the year in the garden as we wait for the soil and the air to warm up. The ground is very dry though, so you could do some tidying up or weeding without harming the […]

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Things to do now 6th January

For the first radio show of the year on CRKC we invited in Eva and Eois from Gaelic Escargot, Ireland’s first Snail Farmers! We had a great chat about these tasty little creatures – traditionally the enemy of the gardener. […]

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A chat about Christmas Gifts for Food Lovers

I love gadgets, I love food and I love my chats with Ken McGuire on KCLR so I was delighted to have an excuse to combine all three when I went on a virtual shopping trip around Kilkenny to pick […]

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