Interested in Exhibiting

Back To Our Past offers genealogy professionals, publishers, websites, software and hardware providers, libraries and institutions a unique opportunity to engage with thousands of Irish 'seniors' whose demographic represents a majority interest in the subject. And because the event has its own dedicated entrance, it will also attract visitors of all ages.

Back To Our Past has also embraced The Coin and Stamp Fair which has proved phenomenally successful for both collectors, vendors and those seeking to have stamps/coins valued free by teams of experts.


The RDS - Ireland’s premier exhibitions venue

Back To Our Past is staged at both the Royal Dublin Society, Ireland’s premier exhibition and event venue which hosts the world famous Dublin Horse Show. We have now added a Belfast event - details on our 2019 event to be announced shortly.

What the exhibitors said about previous hugely successful Back To Our Past events

Alison Crinion, Marketing Manager, The Glasnevin Trust

We would  would estimate that we spoke to approximately 2,000 people over the weekend and the interest in our stand was huge. As a marketing exercise and a brand promotion exercise, the event proved extremely successful.

Christine Deakin,  Irish Genealogy Solutions

"Many thanks for organising such a tremendous event. It was a great success for me, enabling me to have the opportunity to sell and gain awareness of my products and extend my customer base to the specific Family History / Genealogical group intended. I also ran out of some of my stock items, so I know what to bring with me next time!

Sandra McDermott,  Head of  Reader Services, The National Library of Ireland

The National Library was pleased to participate in the Back to our Past Show. We hold many sources for family and local history research including the Catholic Parish Registers on microfilm - one of the most important sources for nineteenth century family history research. As part of our commitment to assisting genealogy researchers, this show presented an opportunity for us to publicise our Genealogy Advisory Service and to promote the Library as major research centre.

Anne Marie O’Dwyer, The Library Council/

We were very glad to have attended the Back to the Past event. It was a great opportunity to meet and receive feedback from our service users and to demonstrate the Ask about Ireland website to those who weren’t already familiar with the service. It was also valuable to meet other providers of genealogy services and learn more about their new resources.

Dr Anne McVeigh, Public Records Office of Northern Ireland

A great show and a great crowd. We were exhausted at the end! Well done

Aideen Ireland, Head, Reader Services, National Archives of Ireland

Just a quick note to say how much the National Archives enjoyed  being part of the Back To Our Past Dublin Show last weekend. While it constituted gruelling work for our three representatives I estimate that a minimum of 500 people visited the stand each day.

I was amazed to find how little Irish people knew about tracing their families in the period before 1901 so a potential audience of 1500 has serious repercussion for the use of the National Archives Reading Room and Genealogy Service.

Without exposure at the Back To Our Past Dublin Show we would not know how much genealogical work is still requiring to be done!

I would like to congratulate you on this venture ad hope that we may be able to participate again next year.

The Family and Local History Handbook

A great success

My History

A well worthwhile exercise

A tremendous event. It really put our website on the map

Nora O'Meara, Rootsireland.

Congratulations on a great success. Rootsireland were delighted they participated and there was very positive feedback from clients regarding the genealogy exhibits.

Julie Phipps, Irish Roots Magazine

Thanks for organizing a great show, really enjoyed it.

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