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Page last updated: January 25, 9:10PM

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

Upcoming Events

January 28 - business meeting, 7:30 p.m., at Fiona's
February 4 - business meeting, 7:30 p.m., at Murphy's
February 8 - Parade fundraiser, at Fiona's
February 10 - Parade Day proclamation at Alexandria City Hall, followed by the regular business meeting. Please meet at King Street Blues in Alexandria at 6:30 p.m. for a 6:45 departure for City Hall. (Note: this is a Tuesday, not the usual Wednesday)
February 18 - business meeting, 7:30 p.m., location TBD
February 22 - Parade fundraiser at Paddy Barry's
February 25 - business meeting, 7:30 p.m., at Murphy's
March 4 - business meeting, 7:30 p.m., location TBD

NOTE: Meetings are held weekly from January 7 until 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.

The 2015 Parade Application is now available! Apply online for your unit to march.

2015 Parade Press Release

The Ballyshaners are pleased to announce 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

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