Page last updated: May 7, 8:25PM
Welcome to the
Web Site of the Ballyshaners
Organizers of the
Saint Patrick's Day Parade
in Alexandria, Virginia
Ballyshaners business meeting - Wednesday, May 8
Ballyshaners business meeting - Wednesday, June 12
Social Meetings - every Wednesday at 7:30 PM (or after the business
All Meetings are held at Ireland's Own in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
Despite the chilly temperatures and wind, the 2013 Parade on March 2 was one of the most-attended in the 32 years that The Ballyshaners have been organizing it! Thank you so very much to everybody who braved the cold to line King Street, the sponsors who helped underwrite this year's festivities, and all the fantastic units that marched in the Parade. From all of us in The Ballyshaners, we offer our most sincere gratitude for everybody's support.
Save the date for next year's Parade:
Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Click the link below for pictures from all the events of the 2013 Parade Weekend.
2013 Parade Weekend photos
The Irish Tricolors will be flying all along King Street in Old Town Alexandria throughout the month of March to celebrate Irish American Heritage Month!
Read President Obama's proclamation declaring Irish American Hertiage month here.
The Grand Marshal for the 2013 Parade was
Mr. Bryan "Bugsy" Watson. Read a biography of Bugsy.
The 2013 Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Alexanrdia was dedicated to all the brave men and women who served in Vietnam. Thank you for your service to our nation.