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Who are the Ballyshaners? Ballyshaners means “Old Towners” in Gaelic, the Irish language.
We’re a non-profit, non-commercial, non-sectarian, and non-partisan corporation organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Our goal is to promote and preserve Irish Heritage. We do this by holding the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the first Saturday of every March, and the Irish Festival the second Saturday of every August.
The Ballyshaners Inc. were founded in 1980 by a small group of dedicated volunteers for the explicit purpose of organzing the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Old Town. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is now well into its fourth decade and the number and variety of participants is greater than ever before.
Officers of The Ballyshaners, Inc.
Mike Pablo, Chairman Kim Moore, Vice Chairman Joe Kensil, Secretary Tim Collins, Treasurer
The Ballyshaners, Inc., P.O. Box 320722, Alexandria, VA 22320-4722. For more information, visit

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