A journey down the River Shannon, Ireland's longest river.

This excerpt from the programme focuses on the River Shannon town of Athlone featuring the RTÉ transmitter, textile mills, and its commanding position on the river.

Athlone at the centre of the great midland plain is always important.

'Discovery: Journey on the River Shannon' was broadcast on 2 June 1964. The programme is narrated by Brian Cleeve.