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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1 + 1 > 2 Project… an exciting initiative and call.

1+1>2 Project

Bishop John Keenan (Diocese of Paisley, Scotland) recently launched a discernment initiative for young Catholics.
1+1>2 project will encourage young people to engage with their faith and fully realise God’s calling to their vocation in life. The

School Retreats have begun again!

We’re up and running again with our school retreat team. We have a new leader who is the full-time co-ordinator and developer of Youth Ministry in and from Esker,- Mrs. Lizzie Harrison, who prior to coming here in August 2014…

‘Being Present in the Presence’- Facilitator: Brendan O’Rourke, C.Ss.R.

    Being Present in the Presence

 A MEDITATION RETREAT

 with

 Brendan O’Rourke, C.Ss.R.