- "Hey, mate. Listen up, Jack. From the first day that dog, Vasquez, sailed into Port Royal, he be collecting payment thought of what he be calling 'protection'."
- ―Hanrahan to Jack Sparrow
Hanrahan was a resident of Port Royal, and was commonly found in a local tavern, listening to private conversations of travelers and other patrons. This habit made Hanrahan a very well-informed man. He took advantage of this by selling important information to those who desired it.
Hanrahan sold Captain Jack Sparrow information about the planned hanging of Capitaine Chevalle during Sparrow's attempt to rally the Pirate Lords, as well as information on the pirate thug Vasquez.