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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Happy Easter to all ! The Lord is Risen, he is truly Risen!

Wishing every blessing and joy to all of you, from all of the Redemptorist Community in Esker.

MBSR Course in Esker: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - this 8 week course enables participants to experience the benefits that mindfulness has in helping to slow down, pay attention and capture the precious moments in our lives.

This course will run

Upcoming Events in Esker

The following Events are planned to take place in the coming few months:

  • April 21-23: Matt Talbot
  • April 29: ‘Returning to the Well of Gaelic Wisdom’ – Part 1, with Pádraigin Clancy: 10am -5pm, followed by
  • (April 29th) Bealtaine Celebration,