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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Galway Cathedral Novena, Monday Feb.13th to Tuesday Feb.21st:Times

The Annual Galway Cathedral Novena takes place this year from Monday Feb. 13th to Tuesday Feb. 21st.

SESSION TIMES:  Weekdays: 7.45am, 11.00am, 1.10pm, 3.30pm, 7.30pm, 9.00pm

SESSION TIMES SUNDAY:  9.00am, 10.30am, 12.30pm.  4.30pm, 6.30pm, 8.00pm


MBSR – MindfulnessBased Stress Reduction: Tuesdays beginning February 7th.

Upcoming Events in Esker, January to April

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

  • Saturday January 28th:  10am-5pm:  ‘In the Footsteps of Brigid’  – Facilitator Padraigín Clancy.
  • Saturday January 28th: Celtic Spring Celebration 5pm-6pm: Bring warm clothing for around the