William J. Donohue
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The Irish in the American Civil War

Started Mar 16, 2015 0 Replies

 America commemorates the end of its worst war, its Civil War which ended 150 years ago April 9, the date General Lee surrendered his army to General Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. 200,000 men of…Continue

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The Erie Canal and Buffalo

Started Mar 10, 2015 0 Replies

The articles written by Wild Geese members were very informative and accurate. A further point to be made is that the Erie Canal did much to foster Buffalo as the nation's largest inland port and its…Continue

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'Himself' Underscores All Our Ancestors' Journeys

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 8:30am 0 Comments

The more presentations I make of my book, HIMSELF, A CIVIL WAR VETERAN'S STRUGGLES WITH REBELS, BRITS, AND DEVILS, the more readers and commentators lead me to read further and think deeper. If I were to rewrite this historical novel, I would include episodes depicting how poorly received were Northern veterans upon returning home, how much they were forced to turn to one…


Bishop Timon

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 6:28pm 1 Comment

His parents emigrated from County Cavan in 1796. Anyone have an opinion as to which port they might have used?

Cork-Born MD a Hero, Patron for Buffalo's Laborers, Clergy

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 10:00am 5 Comments

I ran across a man and his daughter lost in the 19th century history of Buffalo, Dr. John Cronyn (pictured) and Juliana Cronyn. They were extraordinary people by any stretch of the imagination.

John Cronyn was born in Blackrock, a suburb of Cork City, in 1825 and moved with his parents to Toronto. He finished first in his medical…


Irish Tourism Board

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 10:09am 0 Comments

In 1983 I was New York Commerce Commissioner under the late Governor Mario Cuomo. In that post I also headed up the I LOVE NY campaign. 1983 was an anniversary year for I LOVE NY, perhaps its 10th, and I decided to visit the Irish Tourism Board in Dublin. They were the original consultants for the campaign and therefore the principal source of its success. What I found was that the Board had far surpassed the stage it was at ten years earlier and there was much to learn from this highly…


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At 7:10pm on December 12, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Bill, hope you join us at Blue, Gray and Green, as well.

At 5:17pm on December 15, 2013,
Fran Reddy

Welcome to the Geese William : )

At 9:16pm on November 2, 2015,
Founding Member
Kevin P Gorman

"Finished the book a few weeks ago Bill while traveling. Have framed up the review. Will be emailing you a few questions in the coming days. Great read!"

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