Wicklow men are chosen as Rose of Tralee escorts
TWO Wicklow men will be suited and booted during the Rose of Tralee this month as they act as escorts to the Roses during the festival.
Mark Maguire of Bray and James Kelly of Hollywood were chosen from hundreds of aspiring Rose of Tralee escorts.
Mark is currently working in Dublin as a trainee solicitor and is also studying in Blackhall Place. In his spare time, he likes to hike in the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains and is also a keen swimmer. He also enjoys camping, running and cycling, is avid traveller and has previously lived in Canada and New Zealand.
James hails from the West Wicklow village of Hollywood and said it's 'just like where all the stars come from only better!'
A very busy man, James said he has lots of jobs and interests, joking that he's a 'jack of all trades and a master of none!'
He has an early start in the mornings work-wise as he works in a horse racing yard as an exercise rider and he also works as a spinologist at his own business in Offaly. 'I have a keen interest in sport, most recently triathlons, and I aim to take part in an iron man by the end of the season. I also love the GAA and look after a team in Kildare by doing their physio work with them.'