“On This Site in 1897 Nothing Happened”: Another Monument to Nothing!

“On This Site in 1897 Nothing Happened” - another offbeat plaque to nothing, this time in Gowla, Galway, Ireland. (Image: Oxana Maher. “On This Site in 1897 Nothing Happened”)

A week ago we featured this curious plaque in Clintonville, a neighbourhood of Columbus, Ohio, which bore the intriguing inscription: “On This Site in 1897 Nothing Happened”. We also quoted the Mental Floss website, which explained that such plaques were not unusual, and that similar ones could be purchased online and dated back to the 1980s.

And here’s the proof (as if any were needed)! A similar plaque bearing the same inscription is pictured above in Gowla, Galway, Ireland. As photographer Oxana Maher adds in the image caption:

Monument to nothing, Recess

Erected by the locals just for the hell of it!


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