This one really surprised me that in 1852 Cork for Griffith
Valuation that there were only 2 McLaughlin's!! you could of knocked me over with a feather.
John McLaughlin, Parish of Macroom, Townland Sleveen E.
Poor Law Union Macroom, tenant of Timothy Lynch
#57 Main Street, house and yard
Eliza McLaughlin, Parish of St. Anne Shandon, City of Cork
Poor Law Union Cork tenant of Mary Byrne
#124 Shandon Street, house, outbuilding and yard
No McLaughlin's in any directories 1824, 1846, 1870, 1881 or 1894.
There are 15 McLaughlin's in the Cork telephone book.None in the City of Cork, there are others but in Dublin.
298 church of Ireland marriages from 1783-1867 the earliest are in Roscommon.
Dublin; Londonderry; Belfast, Antrim; Donegal; Tyrone; Fermanagh; etc. only the following are Cork:
John McLaughlin married Margaret Williams 9 Dec 1854
St. Paul, Cork, Ireland LDS FHL Film #101355
Fa: William McLaughlin Fa:James Williams