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

The Kitchen Garden Radio Show, 26th October, 2018

On the show this week Francis reports from Food On The Edge 2018 and illustrates it’s themes of Kitchen Culture, Waste Reduction and Early Food education: – There’s a description of the La Revolucion movement in Peru, bringing Food Education […]

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The Kitchen Garden Radio Show, 19th October, 2018

On the show this week, we preview the Savour Kilkenny Food Festival with Committee Chairman Ger Mulally. Francis reports from The Green Barn at Burtown House where Gill Meller launched his new Cookbook, Time, in Ireland. There’s a report of […]

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The Kitchen Garden Radio Show, 12th of October 2018

On the show this week there’s a lot of Beef! How to Roast it, what to serve with it, how to know when it’s perfectly done… Mage shares her recipe for Yorkshire puddings and Francis tells you how to make […]

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