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Page last updated: May 24, 8:20PM

Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Alexandria
Saturday, March 7, 2015

The entire Ballyshaners organization would like to thank the huge crowds who braved a chilly morning to come out and celebrate Irish heritage with us. Her Excellency, Ambassador Anne Anderson, declared that "last year was wonderful, but this year was even better," and we are inclined to agree with her.

We would also like to extend an enormous thank you to all the Alexandria City personnel who helped prepare the streets and sidewalks so that the entire community could enjoy our annual Parade.

Click the link below to view all the photos from all the events of the 2015 Parade Weekend.
2015 Parade Weekend photos


Congratulations to all the winning units from the 2015 Parade!

Animal Unit - Potomac Valley Samoyed Club
Bagpipe Band - Northern Virginia Firefighters Emerald Society Pipe Band
Historical Reenactors - 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company B
Irish Dance - ShamrockRs
Marching Band - Notre Dame Alumni Marching Band
Motor Unit - Fiona's Irish Pub
Non-Profit Organization - Michael Collins Va Gaelic Football Team
Performing Arts - Tinkus Cochabamba, VA-USA
BEST IN PARADE - City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums

Thank you to all the organizations that participated in the Parade unit competition!


This year's theme was
Women of Irish Heritage

The 2015 Parade Grand Marshal
Laureen O'Neill-James


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Read a biography of Laureen

Click the magazine cover below to download a PDF version of the 2015 Parade Magazine (approx. 18MB)

Watch the video below to experience what it's like to march down the Parade route.

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Countdown to the 2016 Parade:
Saturday, March 5, 2016