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Page last updated: February 16, 10:40PM

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

Upcoming Events

February 19 - Fundraiser at Murphy's Grand Irish Pub from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
February 20 - The Ballyshaners will march in the George Washington Birthday Parade
February 22 - Weekly business meeting at King Street Blues

February 28 - Marshals tie-down meeting at O'Connell's
(note: the Marshals meeting is on a Tuesday and will be the final business meeting before the Parade)

March 1 - Fundraiser at Port City Brewing Company from 4:00pm to 9:00pm
March 3 - Grand Marshal Dinner at the Embassy Suites Alexandria Old Town
March 4 - the 36th annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Alexandria!

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 Ballyshaners are extremely proud to announce our 2017 Parade Grand Marshals:
- Karen and Bill Butcher.
Read about the 2017 Grand Marshals

Keep watching this and the Parade page for all information on the 2017 Parade...

Despite record-breaking heat, the annual Irish Festival, held on August 13, was a big success! Thank you for everyone's attendance and enthusiasm on that very hot day.

Click the link below to see photos from the 2016 Festival
2016 Festival photos

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Countdown to the 2017 Parade:
Saturday, March 4, 2017