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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.

Dates: Friday 11 April 2014 - Sunday 27 April 2014
Description: Roller Rink. Switched On Events and Manx Marquees in association with 3FM are inviting you to 'Roll With It' throughout the Easter school holidays at Onchan Park in their Roller Rink Marquee! Roller skating, bouncy castles, slides, rodeo bull and more. Roller skating £7 for as long as you like. Open daily from 9am until 8pm. Onchan Park,, Onchan, 01624822248
Dates: Sunday 27 April 2014
Description: Stock Car Racing (April). Gates open at 1pm, practice from 1.15pm and racing from 2pm. Short oval motor racing on a 400 metre tarmac track. More experienced drivers start at the rear of the grid and can use their front bumper to push the opposition aside. All action entertainment for all the family. Onchan Raceway, Onchan Stadium, Onchan, 07624432232
Dates: Monday 05 May 2014
Description: Giant Car Boot Sale and Antique Fair. Junior Achievement are holding a giant car boot sale and Antique fair at Onchan Park from 11am until 3pm on Bank Holiday Monday 5th May. Free parking and free admission with some great bargains to be had. Stalls must be booked and paid for in advance by contacting or online, Onchan Park,, 666266
Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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