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Could YOU be the next Laois Rose or Rose Escort?

Maeve Dunne was crowned Laois Rose in 2017

It’s coming up to that time of year again, where Rose of Tralee hopefuls are filling out forms perfecting their talents and skills in the hopes of being Laois Rose 2018.

It’s not just the Rose hopefuls getting ready either – men across the country are gearing up for the chance to become of the lucky Rose Escorts.

This year’s competition to becoming a Laois Rose or Rose Escort is now open and all your have to do is fill out the form online.

Rose requirements

Be 18 years of age by January 1st 2018 and will not have reached your 28th birthday on or prior to September 1st 2018.Be unmarried or never been married.
Be female, born in Ireland or an Irish citizen or of Irish origin by virtue of one of your ancestors having been born in Ireland.
For applicants residing outside the island of Ireland – be living in the region you wish to represent for a minimum of one year and recommend that if selected as the Rose that you will remain resident in this region for the following 12 months.
Never have previously represented any Centre as a Rose in the Regional Festival or International Rose of Tralee Selection.
Be available for Rose Selection events and if selected be available for International Festival events.

Rose Escort requirements

Be born in Ireland or of Irish origin by virtue of one of your ancestors having been born in Ireland
Be unmarried or never been married
Be male, 21 years of age by 1st January 2018 and not have reached your 31st birthday on or prior to 1st September 2018
If selected be available for the International Festival events

So whether you’re a budding Rose or hopeful Rose Escort, anyone interested in going forward can apply online here.

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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.