Guillermo MacLoughlin: Introduction of an Irish-Argentinean to the Group

Hi all, thank you for the welcome and specially for the personal messages I received.

As you know, I am based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My MacLoughlins ancestors came in 1851 to Argentina, They were form Glascorn, 5 miles from Mullingar, in county Westmeath. I have also previous and latter ancestors from Westmeath (Maguire, Phillips, Murray, Kelly); from Longford (Garrahan, Doolin, Eivers, Farrell) and from Wexford (Rossiter, Sinnott, Bent, Green, Furlong) among others. All my fathers'ancestors are Irish.

From my mother's side I have some little Irish (Hayes), who came from USA, but no record form where in Ireland. I have also Spanish, French and Italian blood, from my Mum, coming also from the old Spanish conquerors (XVI century, mixed with local people, among them, the Incas). 

I am a public accountant and run my own business, MacLoughlin & Associates, where I provided accountancy and taxation for companies and individuals. Some of them are Irish companies established in Argentina.  I am a member of the Global Irish Business Network and I have attended the three Irish Global Economic Forum, which took place in Dublin.

But I am also an hisorian and genealogist, having lecturer extensivily about "The Irish in South America” in many places in Ireland (Trinity, Maynooth, UCC, UCD & Queen´s Universities and the Longford Westmeath Argentina Society), as well in the UK and USA.   I am a member of the Argentine Genealogical Institute and many other genealogical and historian institutions.

And last, but not least important, I am the editor of "The Southern Cross", the Irish-Argentine newspaper, founded in 1875 -- actually the oldest Irish newspaper in the world printed outside Ireland.  As you can see, I am very proud of my Irish ancestry and well connected with the Irish worldwide. I am very happy to be included in this site, as well   

Again, my compliments to all the members.  Regards.

Guillermo MacLoughlin

PS  Please sheare this comments with all the list and I will like to know who is the other Argentinean member. Thank you.

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Comment by Ryan O'Rourke on February 17, 2014 at 5:24am

Excellent introduction, Guillermo.  Thanks for this.  It's a great thing for this community to have folks like yourself who are so clearly passionate about their own Irish heritage.  Please come around often and share some of your expertise regarding the Irish in South America.

Comment by Gerry Regan on February 18, 2014 at 11:12am

Gullermo, fascinating family history! Tell me, if you can, are there any uniquely Irish combat units in the Argentine army? I remember looking on in front of the British consulate in Manhattan during the Falklands War, as hundreds of Irish and Irish Americans chanted "Las Malvinas, Argentinas!" in a show of support for Argentina's claim!

Comment by Susan McWilliams Lev-Yadun on February 18, 2014 at 4:04pm

Welcome, Guillermo. I am Irish on my father's side, and 100% Calabrian on my mother's, but I've always felt a strong connection to Ireland. I'm glad you found us. I'm sure you have a lot to offer us.

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