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Back to Our Past Show, Dublin, 2012

19 October 2012

 The Commission's exhibition team, together with our friends at The War Graves Photographic Project, enjoyed a highly successful second visit to the Back to Our Past Show, Dublin. The event ran from 12 - 13 October and attracted 22,000 visitors over the three days.

A huge interest in genealogy in Ireland, coupled with over 300,000 Irishmen and women having served during the two world wars, meant that our casualty database search facility was kept busy throughout the weekend.  

Relatives were also able to turn to the Photographic Project to view a photo of the relevant headstone or memorial panel.

For many visitors, it was the first time they had attempted to trace their loved ones.

Following the show, the team moved on to the Glasnevin Museum, run by the Glasnevin Trust at Glasnevin (or Prospect) Cemetery.

An exhibition was erected at the museum, depicting both our work in the Island or Ireland and the Commission's early history and worldwide task.

 

Image: CWGC Regional Supervisor for Ireland, Anthony Rose with Glasnevin Cemetery Historian, Shane Mac Thomais