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The beautiful village of Beaufort, Co. Kerry is located, adjacent to the N72, on the southern banks of the River Laune approximately 10km west of Killarney and 14km east of Killorglin. Its proximity to these economic centres, its landscape and its setting adjacent to the river make it a very desirable location. Beaufort Village acts as a gateway to the majestic McGillycuddy Reeks and boasts Ireland’s highest mountain Carrauntohill (3414 feet) that draws thousands of climbers every year. The River Laune  well known for its salmon and brown trout fishing is a clean, slow moving river and very popular fishing location. The river and the surrounding mountains create a sense of enclosure while the scenic landscape provides an attractive natural setting.   Rich in heritage, Beaufort boasts over 100 historic attractions more notably Old Dunloe Castle (1207) & Corr Castle(1450), Churchtown old church ruins, Old Church ruins of St. Gobnait in Kilgobnet, Ogham Stones in Coolmagort, Ardraw Earthern Fort, and many Ring or Fairy Forts. Beaufort Village also offers numerous activities including pony trekking and jaunting carts through the world famous Gap of Dunloe and Black Valley. Our beautifully maintained 18 hole golf course, par 71 is renowned for its historical location and its scenic views.   Tomies Wood is an ideal getaway for locals and visitors to sit and enjoy the forest and water features in a tranquil setting. There are several walks through the breathtaking scenery in this area, through the forests or in the mountains. For cyclists Beaufort is on the many routes throughout Kerry for short or long trips.   There are several pubs in Beaufort where you’ll hear the traditional Irish music and a variety of restaurants too including the famous Kate Kearney’s Cottage.    In the early years of the twentieth century, Beaufort Village became home to a thriving film industry when the Kalem Film Company of America decided to use the Beaufort Bar & restaurant as their base for four seasons of film making between the years of 1911 and 1914.   Come and visit us in our charming parish of Beaufort and experience first hand rural countryside living at its best.

Welcome to Beaufort, Co. Kerry, Ireland

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