Michael McLoughlin Raised in Carrigrohane, hampered by the lack of formal education. Michael studied electronics and radiotelephony by night. He was the 1st to pass this night class. He went on to travel the world on-board merchant navy ships for a number of years, as a radio officer. Michael McLoughlin went on to become a successful entrepreneur. He started McLoughlin Enterprises Ltd in 1972. The company operating name is AlertAlarms. The 1st service the company offered was business and home security systems in the cork area.