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