Esker has been a monastic site since the sixteenth century. It was first inhabited by the Dominicans, who escaped from the Abbey in Athenry during a time of persecution. They left here in the eighteen sixties, and it became for some time the diocesan seminary for Clonfert diocese. We Redemptorists came here in 1901, and since then we have served not only the people of the locality, but also through our missions and novenas, the whole of the west of Ireland. Because of this long history and tradition Esker is a special place; people constantly comment on the aura they sense here, the feeling of peace and tranquillity.

Mass times in the Redemptorist Church

8.00am and 11.00am

8.00am and 10.00am

Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Saturdays 10am to 3pm.
Closed on Sundays.

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A Reflection for Lent, Week 3

This Reflection was posted on Facebook by Redemptorist Communications: find it also on our Esker Redemptorists Facebook page.

It is entitled: ‘Living Lent, Satisfying our Hunger’, a reflection by Seamus Devitt C.Ss.R., of the Esker Community.


St. Patrick’s Day – Esker








LÁ FHÉILE PHÁDRAIG:  You are invited to come and join us in Esker for the St. Patrick’s Day Mass at 11am on Friday March 17th.


Easter Triduum Retreat in Esker: Holy Thursday afternoon to Easter Morning

There will be an Easter Triduum Retreat in Esker from the afternoon of Holy Thursday (April 13th) to Easter Sunday morning (April 16th).

These three days of reflection and prayer celebrate The Last Supper of the Lord, The Passion of…