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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Letter in Irish Times Oct. 9th, re ‘Life-limiting conditions’ & the 8th Amendment.

The following letter appeared in the Irish Times on Monday Oct. 9th, re ‘The Eighth Amendment and Life-Limiting Conditions’:

·      Letter: The Eighth Amendment and life-limiting conditions

Sir, – I write in response to views expressed by Amy Walsh’s letter…

St. Gerard Majella, Triduum – three day festival of faith: Oct. 9-11

The annual Triduum or Three days festival of faith, in honour of St. Gerard Majella, takes place in the Redemptorist Church in Esker Monday Oct. 9th to Wednesday Oct. 11th:

Two session each day, 10am and 8pm.

Blessing with First…

‘Who do you say that I am?’ – 6-day Retreat Sept. 25-30: Michael Kelleher C.Ss.R.

A six-day Retreat will be given in Esker Retreat Centre, beginning Sept. 25th, concluding on Saturday Sept. 30th.

Theme:  ’Who do you say that I am?” (Mark 8:29)

Facilitator:  Michael Kelleher C.Ss.R.  Fr. Michael, a Limerick man, was ordained…