Meet The Team

Shane Barkey – Director & Host

Shane, a Westmeath Bachelor himself is The Westmeath Bachelor Competition & Ball Show Director & Producer and will also be the host on the big night itself.

Shane currently works as Head of Public Relations & Marketing in Mullingar Arts Centre and is also a fundraising event specialist, he has directed and produced countless mega scale fundraising events over the last few years for clubs and organisations all over the country.

Shane is a recognisable local performer and presenter and has a wealth of experience on and off the stage, he is a member of Mullingar Pantomime Group where he will be playing Iago in this years pantomime Aladdin (Dec 4th – 22nd in Mullingar Arts Centre). He has played many roles on stage over the years and has presented many shows and events.

Most notably, Shane has successfully created, produced and hosted his own fundraising talent show ‘The G2T Factor’ over the last three years for local mental health organisation Good 2 Talk which took place in Mullingar Arts Centre. The show raised over €50,000 for the charity over the last three years and was highly regraded as one of the best nights of the year on Mullingar entertainment calendar.

Shane was nominated for Person of the Year by Westmeath County Council in the 2018 Cathaoirleach Awards for his charity endeavours.

Most recently Shane produced, directed and hosted Mullingar Shamrocks’ 2019 mega fundraiser The Sound Of The Musicals and is very excited to get started on The Westmeath Bachelor Competition & Ball and to ensure it is a night to remember!


Niamh & Tomas

Tomas & Niamh Nally

Tomas & Niamh Nally have embarked on this ambitious project along with their Co-Director Shane Barkey.

As the Event Managers they bring a wealth of business and planning experience to the table.

With an eye for detail they hope to make The Westmeath Bachelor Competition & Ball a signature event nationally in the years to come and most of all ensure all who apply and attend have an evening of unforgettable memories and fun!

Mr. Stephen Sheridan- VIP Host

Combining over 20 years experience within the hospitality industry at home & abroad as well as having graduated from the Irish Hotel & Catering Institute & The National College of Ireland (BAHHRMD, MAHRM) Stephen is perfectly poised to ensure our VIP Judges have the night of their lives. As head of operations in 25 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 ; one of Irelands most exclusive private venues, Stephen is no stranger to Celebrity inner circles.

Also Through his wedding planning and event management company,, Stephen has played host to the top names in Irish showbiz and Celeb circles. His mastery of of individual personalities ensures that the stress and headache of any event is abated with his personal touch.


Mr. Stephen Sheridan

Style Gurus

To be Announced


We are proud to join forces with Profile Hair & Makeup, one of Mullingar’s longest established and best known beauty centres to ensure our gentlemen are have the star in their eyes under the spotlight.


No Bachelor competition would be complete without Men in Suits! Mullingar is proud to have 4 iconic menswear outlets: Wilf’s Menswear, Galvins for Men, Tom Birmingham Menswear and Foy’s Menswear, all of whom will be providing the suits for our eligible gentlemen.


To be Announced