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On the next episode of Neven’s Greenway Food Trails on RTÉ One, chef Neven Maguire cycles the Royal Canal Greenway west of Maynooth to take in the attractions — culinary and otherwise — along the way.

His journey begins at Carton House with a luxurious breakfast. He meets executive chef Gary Rogers in Kathleen’s Kitchen, a restaurant located in the old servant’s kitchens which still has many of its original features such as cast iron stoves from the 1700s.

Neven’s next stop is Multyfarnham near Mullingar, where he meets chef and cookery instructor Kamalika Ranasingha who runs the award-winning Multyfarnham Cookery School in the picturesque grounds of Multyfarnham Friary, a Franciscan friary which is over 700 years old.

Neven then takes a boat trip along the Royal Canal and is joined by Derek Whelan of the Royal Canal Amenities Group, on a boat belonging to Waterways Ireland. Derek tells Neven about the history of the inland waterway, and they travel along the Whitworth Aqueduct which was built in 1816 — an incredible feat of engineering.

Heading to Lough Owel, Neven meets Joe Brady of Lough Owel Organic Beef near Mullingar. Joe, who runs a 60-acre organic cattle farm, brings his food truck to the shore of Lough Owel and prepares a delicious burger for Neven.

Joining the cycle way at Mullingar, Neven makes his way to Athlone where he calls in at Bon Chocolatiers to meet Georgia Quealy and Daniel Linehan. Here he learns how their luxurious chocolates are made and intricately decorated.

A little further north on the picturesque shores of Lough Ree is Wineport Lodge, where Neven meets head chef Darren Walsh who shares his mouth-watering recipe for slow roast pork belly.

Neven’s Greenway Food Trails is on RTÉ One this Wednesday 1 February at 8.30pm and viewers in Ireland can catch up later on the RTÉ Player.

Published in Inland Waterways