Gorey lad Aidan chosen as Rose escort

Aidan Gahan.
Aidan Gahan.

SHEEP shearing and turf cutting are among the new skills that saw a young Wexford man make the grade to be a Rose Escort at the Rose of Tralee International Festival from 14-18 August.

Aidan Gahan (pictured), from Gorey, was among the group of 32 Irish lads who made it through the rigours of the Rose of Tralee Boot Camp for Escorts last weekend

The Rose of Tralee International Festival's Communications Manager, John Drummey, said:

'The Rose Escorts spent 48 hours in picturesque Kenmare where they learned to shear sheep, cut turf, build a dry stone wall, peel spuds and make poitín.

'It was not because the ladies love Milk Tray but because the lads prefer Roses.'

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