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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 01 August 2016 - Monday 29 August 2016
Description: Stockcar Racing (August). Stock Car Racing at Onchan Raceway 1st, 8th, 15th, 18th, 22nd and 29th. National Ministox TT on 1st August. Formula 2 TT on 15th and 18th August. Gates open at 7pm, practice from 7.15, racing from 7.30pm. Onchan Raceway, Onchan Park, Onchan, 07624432232 http://www.onchanraceway.co.uk.
Dates: Monday 05 September 2016
Description: Stockcar Racing (September). Stockcar Racing at Onchan Raceway. Gates open at 7pm, practicing from 7.15pm and racing from 7.30pm. Onchan Raceway, Onchan Park, Onchan, 07624432232 http://www.onchanraceway.co.uk.
Dates: Monday 05 September 2016 - Friday 09 September 2016
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. ,, Douglas, 01624644644 http://www.visitisleofman.com.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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