The International Association of Beauforts was established in 1995 when Beaufort-en-Vallee, France hosted the first reunion of Beauforts. The Beaufort, North Carolina organization seeks to promote international cooperation, understanding and development through a variety of dynamic exchanges with cities and towns with whom Beaufort maintains active sister city partnerships. By interpreting our way of life to people of other cultures, we gain a better understanding of our own community. This site provides information on our local organization as well as overviews of each of our sister-city Beauforts.

Beaufort, County Kerry, Ireland

Beaufort is a small village between Killorglin and Killarney at the foot of the Macgillycuddy Reeks near the Gap of Dunloe.

Hotel Dunloe Castle

Beaufort House was originally built by Captain O'Sullivan in 1641 and attacked by Cromwell's forces in 1654. The present house was built in 1760.

The Beaufort Bar established in 1841 was the center of a thriving movie industry between 1911 and 1914.
Below are 2010 photos by Beaufort, NC visitors Patti and Nelson Owens. Click to enlarge.

Below are photos taken during an August 2013 visit by Beaufort, NC resident, 
Pat Wesson, whose parents were born there.

All 41 photos, "
Beaufort Ireland 2013," will be available on SkyDrive until December 3, 2013.
All 41 photos, "Beaufort Ireland 2013," will be available 
on SkyDrive until December 3, 2013.