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

Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Saturdays 10am to 3pm.
Closed on Sundays.

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Christmas & New Year Events at Esker

In the week leading up to Christmas, the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available by coming to the Reception in the Monastery:

Monday 18th Dec. to Friday 22nd Dec:  9am  to 5pm

Saturday 23rd Dec. 10am to 3pm.

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Death of Fr. Louis Eustace C.Ss.R., Thursday Nov. 30th, 2017.

Fr. Louis Eustace, C.Ss.R.                +Nov. 30, 2017, Dundalk, Ireland.

We regret to announce that the death has occurred, on Thursday, November 30th, of Fr. Louis Eustace, Redemptorist, who passed away after more than…

Death of Fr. Pat Reynolds, C.Ss.R.

We regret to announce the death of Fr. Pat Reynolds, Redemptorist, who died peacefully at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, today, Wednesday November 22nd 2017, at 4.40am.

Fr. Pat was Rector here in Esker Community from about 1999 to 2005.…