Six Kerry men have been selected to be among the 64 Rose Escorts at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival.
Thomas Lynch, Joseph Meehan, Sean O’Connor, Niall O’Hara, Shane Thornton, and Jackie Healy-Rae Jnr; have all been chosen.
Around 200 men aged between 21 and 30 applied to become Rose Escorts, the final 64, the most ever, were selected to take part in a Boot Camp this weekend in Kerry.
Over the course of the weekend, the Rose Escorts experienced the visitor facilities in Castlegregory, Derrynane, Waterville, Valentia Island, Dingle, Kerry Head and Tralee.
At the festival one of the 64 lads will be selected as the Rose Escort of the Year live on RTÉ One on Monday 21st August.