Friday 26 August 2016

Back To Our Past returns to Industries Hall in October
As previously advised, Dublin's annual genealogy exhibition Back To Our Past (BTOP) will be returning to the RDS in Ballsbridge from Friday 21 October to Sunday 23 October for its 7th consecutive year.

Last year, BTOP's organisers had to rearrange its dates at fairly late notice after it became clear that the Ireland Rugby Team might make it to the Quarter Finals of the Rugby World Cup (they did, and it proved, sadly, to be their last game of the tournament).

As a result of the date switch, the event had to change venue within the RDS complex, moving to the Serpentine Hall, a somewhat smaller and frankly, gloomier, space than the Industries Hall where BTOP had successfully been held in each of the previous five years.

Speaking to the BTOP team earlier this week, I was advised that the 2016 event, which once again incorporates the internationally-acclaimed Genetic Genealogy Ireland conference, will be returning to the brighter and bigger Industries Hall. This is good news not just for its improved light and size but also because it has far superior facilities for the lecture programmes.

The BTOP website will be updated in due course. In the meantime, half-price tickets are currently available.