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
A recent Centering Prayer weekend in Esker was filled, with people on a waiting list. Thirty two people took part, and it was a wonderful and grace-filled time. Thanks to the facilitators, Niamh and Frances. Watch this space for further…
West of Ireland BETHANY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP:
Bethany training is for parish-based groups to support others in their grieving journey.
The next Training Weekends in Esker: September 27th-29th, and part II on November 15th-17th.