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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 08 June 2015 - Friday 12 June 2015
Description: TT Breakfasts and Lunches. Hot food, teas, coffees and cakes will be served. Methodist Church, Main Road, Onchan, 01624621925.
Dates: Saturday 27 June 2015
Description: Laxey Fair. Traditional heritage fair recognising Victorian mining heritage. Charity stalls, Manx dancing, Onchan Silver Band, Laxey School children, Steam Railway, children's entertainments, catering outlets. Time:1pm-5pm. Laxey Valley Gardens,, Laxey, 491391.
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.
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Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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