The Ballyshaners

DC St. Patricks Day Parade Cancelled

The Ballyshaners were disappointed to learn that the Washington, D.C. St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will not be able to hold their event this year. Funding major events like our parades is a year-round endeavor, facing ever-changing and increasing expenses. We encourage parade units from the D.C. Parade that might not have joined us previously…

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2019 Parade Fundraisers

Ballyshaners Saint Patricks Day Fundraiser January 27, 2019 – Fiona’s February 17, 2019 – Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub January 27, 2019 – Fiona’s Irish Pub The Ballyshaners will be holding a Parade fundraiser on January 27, 2019, at Fiona’s Irish Pub, 5810 Kingstowne Center, Alexandria, VA 22315. Join us for food, live music, and craic! We will…

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2018 Parade Sponsors

Thank you for your support! The following companies, organizations, Irish Pubs and Dance Schools helped to support the Ballyshaners’ Saint Patrick’s Day Parade by placing ads in the Parade Program. Please thank them for their support with your business, and let them know how much you appreciate their support of the Parade. Guinness    Daniel…

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2018 Irish Heritage Day At National’s Park

The 2018 Irish Heritage Day at National’s Park will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Join fellow Irishmen from around the Washington DC area to support the Nationals as they take on their New York Mets! Baseline Reserved tickets ($60) include access to a pregame festival with food and drink samplings from Ireland! The…

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2018 Irish Festival

The 2018 Irish Festival was held on August 25, 2018 at Alexandria’s Waterfront Park. The Festival was very successful with perfect weather, amazing entertainment, numerous vendors and a fantastic crowd. Those in attendance enjoyed watching Irish dancers and listening to some excellent music while enjoying delicious food and beverages.   A big thank you to…

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2018 Grand Marshals Bernadette and Pat Troy

Grand Marshals for the 2018 ParadeBernadette and Pat Troy  The Ballyshaners, organizers of Alexandria’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, are pleased to announce Bernadette and Pat Troy as the Grand Marshals of the 2018 Parade. As the founder of the Alexandria St. Patrick’s Parade, and long-time business owners in Alexandria, Pat and Bernadette, are beloved citizens…

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2017 Irish Festival Recap

The 2017 Irish Festival was our best one ever! Thank you so very much to all the performers, vendors, and spectators and guests who came out to Waterfront Park on August 26 for our annual fundraising festival. If you missed the festival but would still like to make a donation to the Ballyshaners, please visit…

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