Saturday, July 07, 2018

Jeffrey is a Rose escort for 2018

Pic: Rose of Tralee International Festival.
Local man Jeffrey Hovenden Keane has been selected as one of the 57 Rose of Tralee escorts for this year's extravaganza from Kerry, writes Brian Byrne.

Son of a very proud Anamaria Hovenden, Jeffrey is a 23 year old Masters student (Law) and is one of the three Kildare lads selected as escorts this year.

He is sponsored by Riverdale House Nursing Home and The Cat and Cage.

Describing himself as a 'chatty, rugby loving Lily White', Jeffrey was a Concern National debating champion in 2013. "Public speaking is my forte and I've won numerous national and regional prizes and taken up mentoring roles to help younger people voice their opinions on matters which affect us all."

He also likes to travel and has been through Europe, Ethiopia, the US and Australia, and he's 'extremely excited and proud' to take part in this year's festival. After a Bootcamp weekend, he and his colleagues are all geared up and ready to assist the Roses in August.

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