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

Sundays:
8.00am and 11.00am

Weekdays:
8.00am and 10.00am

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Publication of Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Redemptorists, Ireland.

Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Redemptorist Congregation in Ireland- from the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC).

Statement by The Redemptorists in Ireland (The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, Dublin Province), in response to

Second-Level School Retreats Sept.2014 to May 2015.’The Esker Experience’.

Information about Second-level Retreats in and from Esker, from September 2014- to May 2015. 

Come apart by yourselves, and rest awhile!’  (Mark 6:31)

New Youth Ministry Coordinator in Esker:

Lizzie Harrison has recently been appointed as Youth Ministry Coordinator in…

SERVE: Volunteer overseas in 2015? Information Sessions Galway/Mayo.

Notice for Parish Newsletter:

Volunteer Overseas Next Summer with SERVE

Are you interested in volunteering overseas next summer for a month or do you know someone that might be? SERVE is an Irish development organisation, which works in partnership with…