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

Best Cookbooks of 2016

2016 has seen the publication of a record number of Cookbooks. Most of the TV star cooks have produced a book or two during the year and even sportspeople are getting in on the act. Not all of these books […]

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A Review of Food On the Edge

Food on the Edge, the Food Symposium organised by JP McMahon in Galway, was a truly inspirational event. Bringing together Chefs, Food Writers and Producers from all over the World, the event allowed those contributors to share their vision for the […]

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Taste of River Cottage in Ireland

September 2016 will see the return of our friend Steven Lamb from the UK’s famed River Cottage, to Croan Cottages, Kilkenny. This time Steven will be accompanied by Tim Maddams for a 2 day course This is an exclusive opportunity […]

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