Meet The Team
Shane Barkey – Director & Host
Shane, a Westmeath Bachelor himself who will be hosting alongside the fabulous Sarah Jane is also the shows Director & Producer.
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 local up and coming performer and presenter and has a wealth of experience on and off the stage, he is a member of Mullingar Pantomime Group where he most recently played Iago in Mullingar Arts Centre’s sell-out pantomime Aladdin.
Most notably, Shane successfully produced and hosted his own fundraising talent show ‘The G2T Factor’ over the last three years for Mullingar based mental health organisation Good 2 Talk which took place in Mullingar Arts Centre. The show raised over €50,000 for the charity over the three-year run and was regarded as one of the best nights of the year on the Mullingar entertainment calendar.
Shane was also 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 be producing The Westmeath Bachelor Competition & Ball and hopes it will be a night to remember!
Sarah Jane Foster – Host
Sarah Jane, The owner of SJF Productions will be one of the hosts on the night of the fabulous Westmeath Bachelor Competition alongside Shane Barkey.
Sarah Jane who is a born Westmeath woman began her career in the TV and Film Industry working with RTE and Virgin Media over 10 years ago.
Since then Sarah Jane has flourished in the TV industry and went on to set up SJF Productions in 2017.
SJF Productions specialises in Corporate and Event videos, Music Videos and Documentaries. Since setting up Sarah Jane has worked with both local and global brands.
Sarah Janes talents have helped shape even the most seasoned of companies. This highlights the dynamics and array of talents Sarah Jane brings to the table.
Most recently SJF Productions was nominated for Best Production Company of the year at the Midlands 103 customer service awards.
Aside from Sarah Janes expertise in video production, she has presented with Irish TV and iRadio to name a few and she is delighted to have the opportunity to host at this fabulous and local event The Westmeath Bachelor Competition.
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!
Niamh & Tomas
Mr. Stephen Sheridan
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, www.theweddingguy.ie, 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.
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We are proud to join forces with Profile Hair Design & Leah Kelly Glamoureyes, 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.
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