OBJECTID: 59632 Monument Identifier: KE05390 Classification: TOHO Irish Grid Easting: 88202 Irish Grid Northing: 92237 RMP_PROP: 1 County ID: 12 WebNotes: Lewis records that Beaufort House, which is located on the W bank of the River Laune, was built on the site of a structure known as Short Castle (1837, 237). No remains of an earlier building are now apparent in the fabric of this eighteenth-century house, though Bary notes that it is built over a partial basement which is reputed to be the foundations of the castle (1994, 46). The site may be that referred to by Smith in this general location as 'a small ruined castle, erected in the wars of 1641, by one Captain Sullivan, as a place of defence' (1756, 145).
The above description is derived from A. O'Sullivan and J. Sheehan (compilers), 'The Iveragh peninsula: an archaeological survey of South Kerry'. Cork University Press (1996), no. 1103. In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research. Date of upload: 31 July 2013 Zone Code: R103807 ITM Easting: 488176 ITM Northing: 592295 SHAPE: Point Att.: 0 Class: Castle - tower house SMR No.: KE065-118---- Townland: BEAUFORT Point: X: 488176.0 Y: 592295.0 Spatial Reference: 2157