Every Mayo man, at some stage in his life, has considered becoming an escort at the Rose of Tralee International Festival and this year is no different. The deadline to find this year’s 32 men who are the salt of the earth is fast approaching with an opportunity to win a prize valued at €5,000 from Newbridge Silverware, the lead sponsor of the festival.
Aspiring Mayo men from all walks of life are encouraged to download an application form now from www.roseoftralee.ie, to secure a chance of being there with a Rose at the festival from August 14 to 20.
“It’s not just about handbag holding and mascara minding – there is a full schedule of summer activity, receptions, parades, parties with the Roses, the Gala Rose Ball, plus a VIP gold plated ticket to all the best events at one of Ireland’s most successful and longest running festivals,” said escort co-ordinator, Colm Croffy.
This year’s selection process will take place in early April. Escorts must be between 21 and 30 years of age before September 1, and once selected, each prospective escort must secure sponsorship of €1,250.