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Page last updated: March 5, 2:05PM

Welcome to the Web Site of the Ballyshaners 
Organizers of the
Saint Patrick's Day Parade
in Alexandria, Virginia

Upcoming Events

March 4 - Grand Marshal Dinner
March 7 - THE PARADE!

Ballyshaners Social Meetings - immediately following the business meeting
Business meetings are held weekly, typically at 7:30pm, starting in January and leading up to Parade Day,
and monthly from after the Parade through December.


Until we are given a cancellation notice by Alexandria City officials, THE PARADE IS STILL ON. We will update this site as soon as possible if we hear otherwise.

For the most up-to-date information, please check out the Ballyshaners Twitter feed (you do not need to sign up for a Twitter account to view that), which will be updated more rapidly than this website.

UNLESS YOU SEE SOMETHING ON THIS WEBSITE OR THE TWITTER FEED ABOVE SPECIFICALLY STATING OTHERWISE, THE PARADE WILL GO ON AS SCHEDULED.

Thanks for your understanding while we work with the City and Mother Nature to celebrate Irish heritage this weekend.



If you have submitted an application to march in the Parade, but have not yet received a reply to that application, please email the Parade Captain at
Ballyshaners_parade@yahoo.com.

Go to the Parade page

2015 Parade Press Release


President Obama has proclaimed March 2015 as Irish American Hertiage month.
Read the proclamation.

Governor McAuliffe has issued a similar proclamation for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Read the proclamation.


The Ballyshaners are pleased to present the
Grand Marshal for the 2015 Parade:

Laureen O'Neill-James


Click photo to enlarge

Read a biography of Laureen

Please Click here to go to the Parade section



Follow the Ballyshaners on social media


The 2014 Irish Festival was one our best-attented ever! Thank you to everyone who came out for all the fun, and many, many thanks to our prime sponsor for the event, United Bank.

Click the photo below to view all the photos from this year's Festival.


Read President Obama's proclamation declaring March 2014 as Irish American Hertiage month here.

Click the link below for pictures from all the events of the 2014 Parade Weekend.
2014 Parade Weekend photos


 

Countdown to the 2015 Parade:
Saturday, March 7, 2015