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Scottish-born gardener, employed by the second Marquess of Thomond at Rostellan Castle, Co. Cork, in the 1830s. Robert Graham of Redgorton records meeting him there in July 1835: 'The park is undergoing a series of crops at present to improve its condition, when afterwards laid down. These operations, and the whole management of the grounds, are under the direction of a Mr MacNab, the only Scotchman I have yet met who says he has no inclination to revisit his own country. He has been but a short time here but has been in Irish places for the last seventeen years and his friends, about Stirling, are almost all dead since he left the country. He is, I have no doubt, a good sevant and shows for his master good crops of grain and green crops and good horses, cattle and sheep; but he is dogmatical in his manner and pleased me less than any of my countrymen I have met with in similar situations.'(1)
(1) Henry Heaney, ed., A Scottish Whig in Ireland, 1835-1838: the Irish Journals of Robert Graham of Redgorton (Dublin, 1999), 155-6.
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|Building:||CO. CORK, ROSTELLAN CASTLE|
|Nature:||In charge of park and estate, for 2nd Marquess of Thomond.|
|Refs:||Henry Heaney, ed., A Scottish Whig in Ireland, 1835-1838: the Irish Journals of Robert Graham of Redgorton (Dublin, 1999), 155-6|