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Rose escort wanted to follow in John’s footsteps

Fermnagh Rose escort
Last year’s Rose of Tralee escort of the year hailed from Fermanagh, and John Slowey is now looking to pass on his title to someone who is ‘man enough’. 
Rose of Tralee Maggie McEldowney and the reigning Rose Escort of Year, John Slowey, launched the search on Valentine’s Day for lads aged 21 to 30 to take part in of the most famous international festivals in the world.
The primary role of a Rose Escort is to look after his Rose and ensure her time at the Festival is a memorable and enjoyable experience.
The successful candidates will take part in a team-building Boot Camp in June at some of Kerry’s most stunning locations and participate in Festival events in August including the Gala Rose Ball, Parades and seven full days of entertainment.
The 2016 Rose Escort of the Year, John Slowey said, 
John Slowey from Co Fermanagh, said: 
“I had heard that being a Rose Escort was an unforgettable experience and indeed it was that, and a whole lot more. 
I met 129 other young people – in person – who had the same purpose down there, which was to have as much of a laugh as possible. Everyone sees the TV nights but that doesn’t come close to what the week involves. The Rose of Tralee is like a bug it just grabs a hold of you, once you are in you don’t want to leave!!”
March 16th is the entry deadline, so lads will have less than one month to apply at


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