Beaufort is a small village in the south west of Co Kerry. It lies on the banks of the River Luane and sits at the foot of Ireland's highest mountain, Carrantuohill at 1,038 metres. Beaufort is approximately 10km west of Killarney and 14km east of Killorglin. Local amenities include a post office, three pubs, a supermarket, parish hall and a selection of guest houses. There are also schools in the area while local activities include pony trekking, golf and a visit to Tomies Wood. Over 100 historical sites have been identified and mapped in the area including the Ogham Stones, two castle ruins, and Dunloe Castle, built in 1207. The ruins of two ancient churches still stand in the parish today.