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

Building a Pizza Oven

This oven is made from Firebricks and so works out a lot more expensive than a clay oven.

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Processed meats in diet and Colon Cancer

The average lifetime risk of developing Colon Cancer is approx. 6% (1 in 17 people). The IARC’s experts concluded that each 50-gram (1.8-ounce) portion of processed meat eaten daily increased the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%. So if you […]

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How to make a Leaf Mould Cage/Bin

I have no shortage of fallen leaves each Autumn and every Spring it’s amazing how much compost we get through with seeds and seedlings. Fortunately one is the solution to the other! A Leaf Mould bin is a tidy, productive and […]

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