National Geographic : 1951 May
665 Gallarus Oratory Has Endured Almost Since St. Patrick's Time, 15 Centuries Ago Early Christians, using prehistory's beehive stone hut as their model, built the church at Gallarus without mortar or the true arch. They did the job so well that the interior remains dry to this day. The author, finding no direction signs, lost her way hunting this relic; she finally discovered it in a pasture (page 675). Knowing how Americans might ballyhoo a similar treasure, she was surprised at Irishmen's failure to advertise.