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Onchan

(Kione Droghad)

Onchan is a district and the name of a parish which historically included parts of the capital Douglas. Onchan has a thriving shopping centre and a large pleasure park, as well as glens and nature walks.

The name Onchan was derived from Kirk Coonachan, a church named after a Celtic Saint. Lieutenant Buckle Reeves is buried in the churchyard of Onchan's Parish Church (St Peter's) and was the last surviving officer to have sailed with Nelson on the Victory. Captain Bligh of the Bounty married a local girl in an earlier church on the same site.


Events
Dates: Monday 04 August 2014 - Monday 25 August 2014
Description: Stockcar Racing (August). 4th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 18th and 25th August. 4th, 7th and 9th-10 to 16 year olds from the National Ministox Club visit the Island from all parts of the UK to contest the National Ministox TT. The top point scorer over the meetings is awarded the replica Manx Sword of State trophy. Gates open at 7pm, practice from 7.15, racing from 7.30pm. Onchan Raceway, Onchan Park, Onchan, 07624432232 http://www.onchanraceway.com.
Dates: Tuesday 19 August 2014
Description: Manx Cover Club Auction. Auction at 8pm, viewing from 7.15pm. Contact Rachel Vickers (625465) regarding lots for the auction. Onchan Social Club, Main Road, Onchan.
Dates: Saturday 23 August 2014 - Sunday 24 August 2014
Description: Manx National 2 Day Trial. A two day motorcycle trial for solo and sidecar machines, using some of the finest terrain on the island. Start time 0800. From Onchan Community Centre. ,, http://www.manx2day.com.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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