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.
In mid-August, Pat Wesson visited Beaufort,
County Kerry, Ireland. Her parents were born nearby. Beaufort is a
pretty little town of 400 homes at the base of Gap of Dunloe. The local
economy depends on tourism. While the famous Beaufort Pub and Restaurant
was closed for the day, Pat had a lovely visit with people at the
community center where they were all watching the soccer championships
in an atmosphere much like our superbowl parties. Members of the town
council are very interested in forming a relationship with us.