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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 02 May 2016 - Monday 30 May 2016
Description: Stockcar Racing (May). Stockcar Racing on 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th May. Onchan Raceway starting at 7.30pm. Practicing from 7.15pm. Gates open from 7pm. Onchan Raceway, Onchan Park, Onchan, 07624432232 http://www.onchanraceway.co.uk.
Dates: Monday 06 June 2016 - Thursday 09 June 2016
Description: Stockcar Racing (June). Stockcar meetings, practice from 7.15pm, racing from 7.30pm. Also on 6th, Delivery Drivers Grand Prix. Onchan Raceway, Onchan Park, Onchan, 07624432232 http://www.onchanraceway.co.uk.
Dates: Sunday 26 June 2016
Description: Stockcar Racing (Mid season Demolition Derby). Mid season Demolition Derby. Starts at 2pm, gates open at 1pm. After a full afternoons racing the Mid Season Demolition Derby will take place, where 25 Championship points and prize money are awarded to the last car mobile. Cars are allowed to race in any direction to destroy the opposition. A spectators favourite event. Onchan Raceway, Onchan Park, Onchan, 07624432232 http://www.onchanraceway.co.uk.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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