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Radharc: Stamps for the Missions

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Category:
Irish Culture, History
Producer:
Radharc
Duration:
10mins 50secs
Year:

1962
Language:
English
Technical:
4:3, 16mm, B&W

At the time of the film’s production, Irish adults and children collected stamps and sent them off St Stanislaus College in Tullamore “for the missions”.  This story looks at what happened to the stamps and shows how the clerics from the college meticulously sorted and organised the thousands of stamps so that they could be sold to collectors all over the world to raise money for the missions of the Church.

Radharc was an independent production company established by Father Joe Dunn, Father Desmond Forristal and other like-minded priests to make programmes for television and non-theatrical exhibition.  Between 1961 and 1996 they made over 400 films in 75 countries on social, political and religious issues.

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With kind permission of The Radharc Trust.

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