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.

Featured Stories

Yoga / Meditation Retreat September 2017

Fr. Korko Moses, an Indian Jesuit is coming to Redemptorist Retreat House, Esker, Athenry, Co. Galway from the September 8 – 11 2017.  The term yoga can be off-putting for some people but according to Fr. Korko, yoga is a scientific way

‘Time with the Master’ – by Séamus Devitt C.Ss.R., of the Esker Community

In January of this year, Messenger Publications (of ‘The Sacred Heart Messenger’) published this collection of short reflections by Séamus Devitt, Redemptorist, exploring the person and life of Jesus, looking at life and nature and the human heart. They are…

Family Day Fun in Esker – a huge Thanks to all who came to share it.

The Annual Family Fun Day in Esker took place  on last Sunday, JUNE 18TH. A great day was had by everyone, with beautiful sunshine to bless us all. Thanks to everyone who came, to all who helped in preparing for the