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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 07 July 2014 - Monday 28 July 2014
Description: Stockcar Racing (July). 7th, 14th, 21st, 24th, 26th and 28th July. 7th, 14th and 28th-stockcar meetings. 21st, 24th and 26th-visiting drivers from England and Scotland along with local drivers contest the 2014 Formula 2 Manx Open Championships. The top point scorer over the three meetings is awarded the replica Manx Sword of State trophy. The weeks racing ends with the exciting Minty Shield race. Gates open at 7pm, practice from 7.15pm, racing from 7.30pm. Onchan Raceway, Onchan Park, Onchan, 07624432232 http://www.onchanraceway.com.
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.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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