The album was the idea of a broker, John Kearns, working for Hibernian Insurance. Funding included contributions from his coworkers. Several labels turned Kearns down before Lunar records agreed to produce the album.
With sales of over 150,000 copies, the album was the biggest-selling release in Ireland in 1996, and it became Ireland's biggest-selling album of all-time by 1998. It launched the recording career of Monks of Glenstal Abbey. Peter Lennon compared its popularity to that of Riverdance. The success of the record led the album's promoters to arrange concert performances in the Dublin's Point Depot and New York City's Carnegie Hall.
^Murphy, Mary J (28 November 1997). "Country Music Scene". City Tribune (Connaught Tribune Galway edition). p. 10. Dustin's own album is currently available in the shops and is cleverly titled "Faith of Our Feathers" [..] but its contents are a world apart from the actual "Faith of Our Fathers II"