Celtic Cowboy Company Website Newsletter

Newsletter for August, 2010

Well we, my garden and I, have made it to August, so I am guessing what's still alive will be here until winter. In Southeast Texas that means October/November. I have not lost much to the summer heat, just the usual flowers that go when the heat gets up there. The hibiscus are all still doing fine as are the Rose of Sharon, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow and Esperanza. I lost some Azaleas, Primrose, and Petunias.

My brother Bob had the shock of his life this past month. One minute he is standing in his bathroom just after showering. He turned to throw the towel over the side of the tub to dry and he heard a crack and the next thing he knows he is in a hopital with a broken femur. Tuns out it was from a cancerous growth on his thigh and he learns he is a Stage 4 - Critical cancer patient. Fortunately Houston is home to one of the best cancer hospitals in the country, M.D. Anderson. He has been in the hospital for fifty days and still has a broken femur with a great amount of pain. He will know in about 15 days if the chemotherapy is working. If it is he'll have surgery on his leg, go through re-hab and go home. If it is not they will amputate just above the knee and send him home for his final days. Quite a shock for him and the family.

The website is still getting over 1500 hit a week. The only change in the statistics was visitors from Mexico and Germany have increased to outnumber the usual visitors from UK, Ireland, and Australia.

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.


Added a section on Irish phrases in the Appendices.

Cleaned up some dangling ends of sentences in the Celtic Connecton Glossary.


Small addition to Introduction regarding town in Madagascar named Morandava.

Added Morans of Ottowa Valley, Canada to Other Morans II

Added to the sketch of Benjamin Moran

Added the family of Dominick Moran and Honora (Jennings) of Mayo and Illinois to Other Morans II

Added the Celtic Community of the Atlantic which discusses Brittany, Britain, Belgium, Wales, Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly, Gaul, Iberia and the Isle of Man their interactions and inter-relations There is also some discussions on alternate ideas for origin of the Celts. Added a Wikipedia article on the O'Rahillyformula

Moran website section has a few new postings

Added to Glossary of Irish terms to include phrases in Irish


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.


Made note of the fact Vought was bought by Triumph Industries this past month in the Vought update section.


New pictures of flowers (hibiscus).



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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