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Page last updated: October 23, 9:10PM

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

Upcoming Events

October 26 - Parade Fundraiser, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Fiona's - see the Fundraiser page
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.

Please visit our Fundraisers page for information on a Parade fundraising event held on Sunday, October 26, in conjunction with the official Grand Opening of

Fiona's Irish Pub

or click the graphic below for a printable flyer for the event.

News Release from Fiona's

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