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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Pre Marriage Weekend: 2019 dates: next weekend January 25-27, 2019


Please hold in prayer the couples who will be in Esker for their Marriage Preparation Weekend, this coming weekend, January 25-27, 2019.   May they be immensely blessed by God.

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January to April, in Esker: Upcoming Events



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Annual Festival of Faith – Monday Feb. 18th to Tuesday Feb. 26th, 2019

The annual Galway Novena or Festival of Faith begins Monday February 18th and continues until Tuesday February 26th inclusive.

Session Times, Weekdays:  7.30am,  11.00am and 1.10pm.   3.30pm, 7.30pm, and 9pm.

Session Times Sunday: 9.00am, 10.30am, 12.30pm    4.30pm,  6.30pm,…