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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: Tuesday 18 August 2015
Description: Manx Cover Club Auction. Auction at 8pm, viewing from 7pm. Contact Rachel Vickers (625465) regarding lots for the auction. Onchan Social Club, Main Road, Onchan.
Dates: Saturday 29 August 2015 - Sunday 30 August 2015
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.
Dates: Monday 07 September 2015 - Friday 11 September 2015
Description: Crown Green Bowling Festival. A packed week of top Crown Green Bowls taking place in Douglas and Onchan with the finals on the Friday at the Noble's Park greens. Over £16,000 to be won. Entry forms available on www.visitisleofman.com/whatson/sports/bowlsfest.xml or email [email protected] /* */ to request one. ,, Douglas, 01624644644 http://www.visitisleofman.com.
Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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