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Page last updated: October 8, 9:20PM

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

Upcoming Events

October 15 - monthly business meeting, 7:30 p.m. at John Strongbow's Tavern
November 12 - monthly business meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Fiona's

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.

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.

Thank you to everyone that came out for one of our largest Parades ever!

Please Click here to go to the Parade section

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

The Ballyshaners are pleased to present the Grand Marshal for the 2014 Alexandria Saint Patrick's Day Parade:

Mr. Martin White

click photo to enlarge

Read a biography of Martin White


Save the date for the 2015 Parade:
Saturday, March 7, 2015