William J. Donohue's Blog (5)

'Himself' Underscores All Our Ancestors' Journeys

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…


Added by William J. Donohue on March 20, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Bishop Timon

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

Added by William J. Donohue on February 11, 2016 at 6:28pm — 1 Comment

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

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…


Added by William J. Donohue on August 25, 2015 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Irish Tourism Board

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…


Added by William J. Donohue on March 26, 2015 at 10:09am — No Comments

Bill's Blog

Read about the great woman from Cork, Mary Nagle Donohue, who was buried unknown and unmarked in a pauper's grave in Lackawanna, NY: www.billdonohue.ws. ;

Added by William J. Donohue on March 3, 2015 at 9:32am — No Comments

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