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| Peter Oliver Plunkett Hanrahan |
aka Red Hanrahan
|Rank||Lord Holder, veterinary specialists|
|Children|| Sorka Hanrahan |
Ryan Hanrahan 9 in all
Not Mention in Books
|Notable appearance||The Ford of Red Hanrahan|
Peter Oliver Plunkett Hanrahan, otherwise known as «Red» Hanrahan", was one of the veterinary specialists recruited for the Pern colony. He was also the founder of one of the major Pernese holds, Ruatha. He was the father of one of the first weyrwomen.
He bred horses and, using a pattern that Kitti Ping Yung created for him, oxen, increasing size, heart and lungs to be healthy. He and his family fed their horses their own grain rations and searched for seaweed that could be dried and shredded that their beasts would eat.
When he started his new hold he had in a protected container sperm and ova, for created better breeds that would work better here in the North in a line that when up to the Sixth Pass when the flu killed many of them.
He also told the others at the naming of his hold that once he started to produce he would tithe to Fort Weyr.
Appearance and Personality
He has red hair with silver streaks, by the time of «The Ford of Red Hanrahan».