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Aidan Gahan and Cathal Nolan Offaly Rose of Tralee Escort for 2015 had to shear a sheep.
Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Darren Hughes Dublin , Conor Walsh Limerick ( 2014 Rose Escort of the year ) , Felix Ross Tipperary .
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REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 Aidan Gahan and Cathal Nolan Offaly Rose of Tralee Escort for 2015 had to shear a sheep. Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Darren Hughes Dublin , Conor Walsh Limerick ( 2014 Rose Escort of the year ) , Felix Ross Tipperary . Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 
Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. 
Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © 
Tralee Co Kerry Ireland 
Phone  Mobile 087 / 2672033
L/Line 066 71 22 981 
E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie
       www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 
Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. 
Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © 
Tralee Co Kerry Ireland 
Phone  Mobile 087 / 2672033
L/Line 066 71 22 981 
E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie
       www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 
Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Darren Hughes Dublin , Conor Walsh Limerick ( 2014 Rose Escort of the year ) , Felix Ross Tipperary ,  Conall Scott  Antrim , David Crean Kildare and Cathal Nolan Offaly .
Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © 
Tralee Co Kerry Ireland 
Phone  Mobile 087 / 2672033
L/Line 066 71 22 981 
E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie
       www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Darren Hughes Dublin , Conor Walsh Limerick ( 2014 Rose Escort of the year ) , Felix Ross Tipperary , Conall Scott Antrim , David Crean Kildare and Cathal Nolan Offaly . Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 
Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Felix Ross Tipperary, Darren Hughes Dublin and Conall Scott  Antrim.
Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © 
Tralee Co Kerry Ireland 
Phone  Mobile 087 / 2672033
L/Line 066 71 22 981 
E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie
       www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Felix Ross Tipperary, Darren Hughes Dublin and Conall Scott Antrim. Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 
Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Cathal Nolan Offaly,  David Crean Kildare, Conor Walsh Limerick ( 2014 Rose Escort of the year ). 
Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © 
Tralee Co Kerry Ireland 
Phone  Mobile 087 / 2672033
L/Line 066 71 22 981 
E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie
       www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Cathal Nolan Offaly, David Crean Kildare, Conor Walsh Limerick ( 2014 Rose Escort of the year ). Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 
Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Darren Hughes Dublin , Conor Walsh Limerick ( 2014 Rose Escort of the year ) , Felix Ross Tipperary .
Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © 
Tralee Co Kerry Ireland 
Phone  Mobile 087 / 2672033
L/Line 066 71 22 981 
E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie
       www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Darren Hughes Dublin , Conor Walsh Limerick ( 2014 Rose Escort of the year ) , Felix Ross Tipperary . Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 Ciaran McKinley Antrim , Felix Ross Tipperary , Paul McDonagh Kerry an Rose of Tralee Escort for 2015 after a 5KM run  . 
Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Darren Hughes Dublin , Conor Walsh Limerick ( 2014 Rose Escort of the year ) , Felix Ross Tipperary .
Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © 
Tralee Co Kerry Ireland 
Phone  Mobile 087 / 2672033
L/Line 066 71 22 981 
E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie
       www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 Ciaran McKinley Antrim , Felix Ross Tipperary , Paul McDonagh Kerry an Rose of Tralee Escort for 2015 after a 5KM run . Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Darren Hughes Dublin , Conor Walsh Limerick ( 2014 Rose Escort of the year ) , Felix Ross Tipperary . Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 Paul McDonagh Kerry an Rose of Tralee Escort for 2015 had to shear sheep . 
Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Darren Hughes Dublin , Conor Walsh Limerick ( 2014 Rose Escort of the year ) , Felix Ross Tipperary .
Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © 
Tralee Co Kerry Ireland 
Phone  Mobile 087 / 2672033
L/Line 066 71 22 981 
E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie
       www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 Paul McDonagh Kerry an Rose of Tralee Escort for 2015 had to shear sheep . Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Darren Hughes Dublin , Conor Walsh Limerick ( 2014 Rose Escort of the year ) , Felix Ross Tipperary . Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 
Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Cathal Nolan Offaly, Felix Ross Tipperary, Darren Hughes Dublin, David Crean Kildare, Conor Walsh Limerick ( 2014 Rose Escort of the year ), Conall Scott  Antrim.
Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © 
Tralee Co Kerry Ireland 
Phone  Mobile 087 / 2672033
L/Line 066 71 22 981 
E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie
       www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Cathal Nolan Offaly, Felix Ross Tipperary, Darren Hughes Dublin, David Crean Kildare, Conor Walsh Limerick ( 2014 Rose Escort of the year ), Conall Scott Antrim. Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 Paul McDonagh Kerry an Rose of Tralee Escort for 2015 had to shear sheep . 
Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Darren Hughes Dublin , Conor Walsh Limerick ( 2014 Rose Escort of the year ) , Felix Ross Tipperary .
Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © 
Tralee Co Kerry Ireland 
Phone  Mobile 087 / 2672033
L/Line 066 71 22 981 
E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie
       www.dwalshphoto.com

REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 Paul McDonagh Kerry an Rose of Tralee Escort for 2015 had to shear sheep . Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Darren Hughes Dublin , Conor Walsh Limerick ( 2014 Rose Escort of the year ) , Felix Ross Tipperary . Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie www.dwalshphoto.com

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REPRO FREE Repro Free 28/6/15 Aidan Gahan and Cathal Nolan Offaly Rose of Tralee Escort for 2015 had to shear a sheep. Pictures from the Rose of Tralee International Festival Escort Boot Camp which took place in Kenmare Co Kerry over the weekend. There's more to being a Rose Escort than wearing a tuxedo. The stamina of this year's 32 Rose Escorts, who are from all over Ireland, had to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and learn simple domestic tasks such as ironing and sewing as part of the team-building process before they meet the Roses at this year's Festival in Tralee from August 14th - 18th. The James Bond look particularly suited Darren Hughes Dublin , Conor Walsh Limerick ( 2014 Rose Escort of the year ) , Felix Ross Tipperary . Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie www.dwalshphoto.com

This year's Rose of Tralee escorts soon realised the gig is not all about doing Bond poses in a tuxedo as they were put through their paces in a team building Escort Boot Camp this weekend.

The 32 chosen lads were challenged to get down and dirty as they learned how to shear sheep, shoe horses, absail, kayak and get to grips with domestic tasks such as sewing and ironing.

The legendary boot camp prepares them for life as escorts to the Roses (and for life in general) at the festival which runs this year from August 14-18.

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 prizes.

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