Gentex – The Factory that shaped the life of Athlone
This four part documentary is an Athlone Community Radio Production with the support of The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Sound and Vision broadcasting initiative. Each half-hour programme covers specific themes. The documentary was made throughout the 2009 with the recording of oral history from twelve contributors well known to Athlone: Patsy Beamont, Mary O’Rourke, Eileen O’Connor Collins, Patrick Sweeney, Mary Gorman, Betty Curtin, Catherine Roper, Tony Casey, Betty Kelly, Norrie Westman, Pauline Rattigan, Martin Moore and Patsy Warby. The historical facts were covered through informative script written and read by the Gearoid O’Brien. The interviewer, editor and producer is Irena Cvetkovic. After hearing this testimony you will realise that for many Gentex was the beating heart of Athlone and these programmes are dedicated to all those who worked for the company over its lifetime.