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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Upcoming Retreats and other Events in Esker July-September

For information or to book a Retreat contact Secretary Esker 091 844007 or 091 844549 or email

Amongst the events and groups here in Esker, please note the following:

JULY 2018:

July 16-19: Art Course

Grand Prairie Boys’ Choir – sang in Esker on Sunday July 1st, 7-8pm

The Grand Prairie Boy’s Choir visited Esker and stayed with us for a few days. On Sunday evening, they sang in the Esker Church, and sang wonderfully. The choir normally consists of about 124 boys, from very young age up…

Statement from Bishop John Kirby, Clonfert, for weekend of Pentecost 2018.

Bishop Kirby has requested that this stevens be included in our newsletters this weekend:

‘The referendum on Friday next is of major important as to how we see the value of life. Catholics believe that a new person begins to