The Parnell monument is one of Dublin’s most well-known attractions. The 57 ft sculpture was made by Irish-American Augustus Saint-Gaudens and is over 100 years old.
That statue says the iconic statement:
“No man has the right to fix the boundary to the march of the nation. No man has a right to say to his country thus far shalt thou go and no further.
“We have never attempted to fix the ne plus ultra to the progress of Ireland’s nationhood and we never shall.”
However, it is the writing that is situated under the statue that has come to the attention of people online.
Sports journalist Ken Early spotted this century old ‘mistake’.
One of the provinces is missing one letter, but it’s an important one.
apparently the parnell monument was unveiled in 1911. tell me this spelling mistake hasn’t been there all that time pic.twitter.com/Nl6W3jyom2
— Ken Early (@kenearlys) August 1, 2018
The spelling of Connacht is a weird one because sometimes, there’s a ‘u’ and a ‘g’ thrown in for some strange reason and either way is fine.
But, if you’re going spelling it the first way, you need that all important ‘H’ towards the end.
To hell or to Connact.