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
I didn’t stop for three days! Brilliant but exhausting!
Eric Knowles, BBC Antiques Roadshow
Back To Our Past is a haven for Irish family historians and anyone with ancestral links to Ireland.
A great event.
Back To Our Past is one of the best events we have attended
A brilliant event.
Overall, the weekend was a success. The venue was lovely and a great attraction to our overseas visitors. We sold slightly more kits each day than we would in Dublin so overall we were pleased with the results.
Many thanks for the terrific show in Belfast. The event was a great success for me and It was great to see so many genealogy colleagues.
Hard work but a great show.
The show was brilliant. I will be coming back again next year. I found it very worthwhile and was able to help large numbers of people. In particular, I was able to link to some of the major players. Now Glasgow City archives has some major resources re Irish, of which our poor law records are of major significance. I would be delighted to speak about that at the Dublin event.
A very well-organised event. Lots of interesting stalls and the lecture programme was excellent.
‘I was there on the Friday and had a good day engaging with visitors. Numbers appeared to be good .’
We really enjoyed the event, and look forward to hearing details of future shows.
It was a great opportunity to chat informally with lots of different visitors, ranging from those who are just starting out on their family history journey to researchers looking for help for breaking down ‘brick walls’. The atmosphere was buzzing with ideas and enthusiasm for family and social history’.
The show was excellent.
I would like to compliment the organisers of the Back to Our Past event in the Titanic Centre.
I hope that this inaugural Back To Our Past event will be repeated next year and that it will be possible to encourage a wider range of exhibitors to attend.
The IGRS was delighted to attend the first Back To Our Past event in Belfast. A great weekend of genealogical presentations, networking and conversation was had by all.