Men with Escort Factor wanted to chaperone beautiful Roses...hmm, tough job!
IT’S probably the best job in the world, a Rose of Tralee Escort.
If you are unattached (but not afraid of commitment), a complete gentleman (but with a wicked sense of humour), well mannered (but with a touch of the devil) but above all, know how to treat a lady, or you know someone who would be perfect for the job, then this is the job for you!
“The Rose of Tralee Escorts are the 32 most envied men in Ireland every August,” according to Colm Croffy, the Rose of Tralee Escort Co-ordinator.
“Ireland’s most eligible single men between 21 and 30 years of age could enjoy a chance to become their county’s Rose Escort and secure a place at the now famous Escorts Boot Camp Weekend. Once they have shown their mettle and proved their worth and stamina, the ultimate reward will be a week of fun in Tralee with the most charming and accomplished young women in Ireland – the 32 International Rose of Tralee contestants,” said Colm, who was a Rose Escort himself once upon a time.
The reigning Escort of the Year representing the County Derry Rose Centre, Robbie Costelloe, has described his two years as a Rose Escort as being the highlight of his life to date.
“The friends I’ve made are for life, the memories will never dim and the laughs along the way are the loudest we will ever have. I should know, I enjoyed it so much I did it for two years and it only costs €100 for a guy to enter,” he said.
And as if escorting the Roses isn’t enough, of the 32 Escorts who make the grade to reach the International Festival, one man will be chosen by the Roses as the Escort of the Year and win €1000, a weekend break in any one of the Carlton Hotels and other great prizes.
Once again, the Rose of Tralee Escorts will take part in a fundraising campaign for the charity organisation “1Life Turn The Tide of Suicide”.
For more information, simply log onto www.roseoftralee.ie and download an application form or telephone 066 712 1322. The closing date for receipt of completed application forms and the non-refundable application fee is Friday 22nd April.
The 2011 Rose of Tralee International Festival will begin on Friday 19th August with the Gala Rose Ball. The Escort of the Year will be announced on live television on Monday 22nd while the next Rose of Tralee will be announced on Tuesday 23rd August.