Moran is originally from Clifden, Connemara, on the western coast of Ireland-"the next parish to New York," he says. He's one of those tall Celts. "Most Celts are squat, short and stocky," he says, "but the Morans are great, tall beanpoles." He originally came to Noble's hospital on the Isle of Man as an anesthetist in the late '70s, fleeing a woman, and never left. He now resides in a parish called Lonan, up in the hills, and he lived on the Isle for almost a decade before he saw his first TT.