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Page last updated: December 14, 10:05PM

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

Upcoming Events

January 7 - business meeting, 7:30 p.m., location TBA
NOTE: Meetings will be 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! Please click here to submit your unit's application to march.

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

This year's 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