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

3 Day Cookery Course with River Cottage’s Steven Lamb and Gill Meller

Croan Cottages, 15, 16 & 17 April 2016 Join us for a unique culinary experience as Steven and Gill, of the UK’s famed River Cottage, come to Croan Cottages, Kilkenny, Ireland   Course Description This is an exclusive opportunity to cook […]

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The School of Food

As an IT and eBusiness consultant, I had focussed on developing a web presence for a range of Small and Medium Enterprise clients, with a special emphasis on rural projects and companies. This interest and expertise evolved into a central […]

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