Celtic Cowboy Company Website

Newsletter for February, 2009

I spend most of my time job searching and given the current economic circumstances, this may take a while. When I am not on that project I am able to make corrections and update the website. Details are given below.

Another project, under the guidance or General Contractor Rae, my wife, are the repairs to the house from hurricane Ike now that the insurance company has given us a check. We have gotten the new roof on and now will have some inside painting, a window repaired and new carpet in the common areas. Other than the red tape and time delay, we have no complaints of how our insurance claim was handled. We feel the insurance company was fair in how they valued our needed repairs to keep up the value of the house. My insurance company is USAA out of San Antonio, Texas.

The Celtic Connection to Texas History

Several of the Appendices have been updated or graphics added. The Confederate Texas section had some items added.


I have some new pictures I am in the process of posting to the various pages (people) to whom they refer


There are two sides to every story and in my direct family's case that other side of the Moran family is the Traynor family. Of course this changes as you go back or forward in generations, but in the case of my Father, his mother's maiden name is Traynor. That makes all my Father's brothers and sisters (13) and their children, and their children, etc. related as well. Kate Sullivan, daughter of my Father's sister Kae Moran (Sullivan), has built a website showing the Traynors and all the allied families. It has gotten to be quite a genealogical database and has provided many finds including the interrelationship of several of the same families over the generations and finding a large number of cousins in New Zealand. Kate Sullivan, daughter of Jim Sullivan and Kae MORAN Sullivan, who put together the TRAYNOR family genealogy. can be reached at this e-mail address:kategalway@yahoo.com That site is http://www.tribalpages.com the username is "Traynor" for the ID ( password), please e-mail Kate.

TXHIS Rangers

This section was developed for others to pursue, but as they have not - it is being restored on this website to see if it can get going. It is for students of Texas History of all ages but particularly for the younger ones to give them a forum in which to participate, get recognition and hopefully begin a life long appreciation of history.


I have succombed to nostalgia and posted items from my alma mater, The University of Texas and my high school, Killeen High School. The latter because they are having a 50 year reunion of my graduating class (1959) this March.


I keep saying I am going to work on this section, but the website statistics, which I check regularly, do not show sufficient interest in this area to warrant a great deal of effort. So, I am not doing anything at this time.

This newsletter is for the readers of the website maintained by G. P. Moran at celticowboy.com. The website contains information on a range of subjects including Irish history, Texas history, Moran Family genealogy, and other subjects of interest to G. P. Moran and readers of the site.

E-Mail us at: gpmoran@celticowboy.com

or use regular mail at : G. P. Moran

9715 Stonemont

Laporte, Texas 77571

If you wish to write an article for the next newsletter, please send it to either of the above addresses.

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