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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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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: Saturday 20 December 2014 - Sunday 21 December 2014
Description: Groudle Glen Railway Santa Trains. 10am until 3.30pm. King Edward Road,, Onchan.
Dates: Friday 26 December 2014
Description: Groudle Glen Railway Mince Pie Trains. 11am until 3.30pm. £4 per person. King Edward Road,, Onchan.
Dates: Thursday 22 January 2015
Description: Joint Society Auction. The auction will start as soon as possible after 8pm with viewing of lots 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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