In January 1999, the brothers of the Father Kelley Division, Ancient Order of Hibernians contemplated staging a St. Patrick's Day Parade for the City of Manassas. We were very proud of our Irish heritage and wanted to share it with the community. We worked for the next 15 months to put on our Inaugural Greater Manassas St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 18th 2001.
Providing a great deal of support to our efforts were our Fraternal Brothers in the George Brent Council 5332, Knights of Columbus. George Brent Council opened its council home and checkbook to us in order for this to be a successful event. We share our success with our Brother Knights, who have been with us from the start of this endeavour.
Due to the overwhelming support of the community and the success of the Inaugural Parade, we incorporated as a nonprofit organization for future parades. We have now held a parade for 17 years which is a highly anticipated event in our community.
We took the name Inisfail from the ancient, pre-christian name for Ireland that signifies Isle of Destiny. Today, we celebrate the Gaelic culture that began long ago and has developed over the centuries.
We, in Inisfail, thank you for your support of our parade and hope that you have a great time here in Manassas at our Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
2016 Inisfail Inc. Board of Directors
|Vince Fitzpatrick||President / Chairman|
|Kevin Byrne||Vice President|
|Jason E. Hickman||Secretary / Legal Council|
|Jim Conroy||Board Member|
|Phil Nannery||Board Member|
|Mike Riley||Board Member|
|Bryan Hall||Board Member|
|Sherman Patrick||Board Member|
|Patrick Sullivan||Board Member|
|William Yochem||Board Member|
Inisfail Inc. a non-profit corporation is IRS 501(c)(3) registered