Grand Marshal Named for Alexandria’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade


John Brennan, owner of Daniel O’Connell’s Restaurant and Bar. (Courtesy photo)

ALEXANDRIA – The Ballyshaners have selected John Brennan, owner of Daniel O’Connell’s Restaurant and Bar as Grand Marshal of the 2020 Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Brennan, of Kilkenny, Ireland and an Old Town homeowner has been an active member of Alexandria’s business community since opening Daniel O’Connell’s in 2006. O’Connell’s was recognized by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce as the 2019 Best Middle-Size Business of the Year.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Old Town is now in its third decade. (Photo by Mary Wadland)

The Ballyshaners (Gaelic for “Old Towners”) is the volunteer organization that develops and funds the majority of costs associated with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Through fundraisers and donations, The Ballyshaners will host the City’s…



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