A company based in Donegal town makes prints of religious art for commercial sale worldwide.
The Milltown Manufacturing Company makes hundreds of types of picture frames, mainly for export. Their other product is religious art. Unusually for a company such as this, they also own the original prints, having purchased them from a Swiss company two years ago, and now are the main suppliers of religious art for the international market,
Hundreds of saints for hundreds of homes.
Mission houses and religious repositories in New Zealand, Australia, South America, the United States, Mexico and France are their biggest customers, as manager Mr Timoney explains. Depictions of the Sacred Heart, the Blessed Virgin and the Holy Family are the most popular in Ireland, but
The Last Supper is very good in America.
Other top sellers are Saint Nicholas of Bari and Saint Benito of Palermo, sold primarily in their own localities.
A 'Newsbeat' report broadcast on 27 October 1967. The reporter is Cathal O’Shannon.