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Page last updated: March 6, 3:05PM

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

Upcoming Events

March 6 - Grand Marshal Dinner
March 7 - 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.

Update Friday afternoon - the Parade is GO for Saturday!

The only significant change is that the Car Show will take place in the 400 block of King Street instead of its usual spot on North Pitt.

Please continue to monitor the Ballyshaners Twitter feed for any breaking news.

If you have submitted an application to march in the Parade, but have not yet received a reply to that application, please email the Parade Captain at

Go to the Parade page

2015 Parade Press Release

View the Parade route (click to enlarge)

President Obama has proclaimed March 2015 as Irish American Hertiage month.
Read the proclamation.

Governor McAuliffe has issued a similar proclamation for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Read the proclamation.

The Ballyshaners are pleased to present 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

Follow the Ballyshaners on social media

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