Bearers of the Moran name can be proud of a rich and vibrant heritage that stretches back to Ireland’s earliest kings and warriors.
Embroiled for centuries in many of the island’s bloodiest conflicts, they nevertheless survived to make their mark through much more peaceful pursuits.
In the world of entertainment, Dylan Moran is the award-winning Irish comedian, actor, writer and filmmaker whose British television sitcom Black Books won two BAFTA TV Awards for Best Situation Comedy, while he also co-wrote the 2004 film comedies Shaun of the Dead and Run Fatboy Run.
In music, Mike Moran is the British songwriter and record producer who, along with Lynsey de Paul co-wrote the song Rock Bottom which, performed by de Paul, came second in the 1977 Eurovision Song Contest, and who also co-wrote No Mean City, the original theme song for to the Scottish television crime drama Taggart.
The colourful and dramatic tale of the Morans is presented here.