Celtic Cowboy Company Website Newsletter

Newsletter for April, 2010

It appears I will be going back to work soon. Had an interview with Seaport Security to be a Project Manager at the Texas City Port. The interview went well and I have only the background checks to pass or so they said. That should be no sweat. Time will tell. My age has been a negative factor in my job search and of course these times have not been good for anyone looking for a job regardelss of their age and experience.

Started work on the garden, much was lost due to our colder than usual winter, so I have lots of planting ahead. You never know what is going to survive. Though I have lost more hardy plants, my small orchid and my Plumeria have lived to bloom again. I am giving some plants two more weeks to show themselves before I pull them.

To my Dutch friends of Crossmolina, Edmond and Aine Van Estrik- my computer crashed and one of the things lost was your e-mail address. Please contact me so I can respond and regain your address.

The Celtic Connection to Texas History

More work was done in the Confederate Texas Section. A colorized picture of the blowing up of the Union ship, the U. S. S. Westfield at Galveston replaced a black and white version.

David Yena's painting of the Battle of Plum Creek was added, A bigger version of Remington's Drawing of the Black Bean replaced a smaller image. A Cherokee Land Claims accepted by treaty with Sam Houston map was added. David Yena's painting of the Battle of the Alamo was added.

The Dequello music was added to the alamo page.

David Yena's painting of the Battle of Goliad, and Battle of Neches were added.

A property map of Rebecca McIntosh's plantations was added.

A model of the Confederate steamer Buffalo Bayou was added to the Battle of Galveston description.

Material was added to the Battle of the Palmito Ranch Battle Diorama and additional photographs.

The Harriel Lane drawing by Bruje was colorized.

The British Norh America Map was improved.

Pictures of Confederates, Adm. Semmes and Lt. Kells was added.

Pictures of Mr. and Mrs McHatton were added.

Other new photgraphs include: the Houston Babies, Mineral Wells Crazy Water sign, the Sweeny clock, Fletcher Davis, McGinty Light Guards, and some drawings of Indian attacks on the Texas frontier, Frenchy and Michael McCormick, Ellis County courthouse, Doc Middleton, Amy McClean Moores, and the Rough Riders.


Morans of Kentucky and Morans of Nebraska were added to the Other Morans Section.There were additions to the Wild Geese and Celtic Chronology made.

The Moran Introduction and Moran Background information areas were expanded.

More graphics were added to the Morans on the Web section.

The Carey section was expanded due to a website visitor's input.

A graphic depiction of the percentages of population lost in Ireland during the period 1841 - 1851 was added.


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.


An article explaining the mail service on the Europa and Bremen in connection with the Vought V-85G was added.

Some new photographs are in the Early Aircraft Photos Section, also in the article about the aircraft operation of the German passenger liners Bremen and Europa: pictures of the Heinkel 12 and 58 and the Junkers 46 were added.


No changes or additions to this section.

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, Irish history,Moran Family genealogy, Vought Aircraft and other subjects of interest to G. P. Moran and readers of the site.

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9715 Stonemont

LaPorte, Texas 77571

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