The celebrity judges Doireann Garrihy, Louis Walsh, Anne Doyle and Nathan Carter.

Westmeath’s answer to The Rose of Tralee is coming!

A modern take on an old classic. The search for the face of Ireland’s modern man. Have you got what it takes?

With celebrity judges Louis Walsh, Doireann Garrihy, Nathan Carter and Anne Doyle!

Things are hotting up in the midlands as The Westmeath Bachelor Competition has been relaunched following its postponement due to Covid-19 in 2020.

The original concept for the competition has now evolved into a three-day festival during which some of the country’s top acts across different genres of music will rock the main stage in Mullingar on the May bank holiday weekend of 2022.

The festival line-up will be announced in the coming weeks but the jewel of the weekend will be The Westmeath Bachelor Competition itself on May 1, in Mullingar Arts Centre.

Described as “An evening to find Ireland’s most eligible bachelor”, the competition will pit eligible males against each other in competition for the title of Westmeath Bachelor 2022.

They will be judged by an A-list celebrity panel – Louis Walsh, Doireann Garrihy, Anne Doyle and Nathan Carter.

The competition organisers describe the show as a modern twist on an old classic as, historically, Ireland has looked to our female population to find an individual who is polished, poised, has a social conscience and is able to represent themselves on a national stage.

Now it is the turn of the gentlemen to shine.

Along with the title of Westmeath Bachelor, the winner will receive an all0inclusive holiday to Ibiza, a new wardrobe that would be the envy of James Bond and a cash donation to their chosen charity.

An all inclusive event, The Westmeath Bachelor Competition welcomes and invites men of all orientations and backgrounds to represent a new Ireland.

If you feel you or someone you know has what it takes to make the cut, apply at

Tickets for the event are on the same website, but due to the limited number available, the calibre of the judging panel and early public interest, you will have to be quick to get yours.

For more information and live updates on the entire festival follow @westmeathbachelorfestival across all social media platforms.