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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St. Gerard Majella, Triduum – begins in Esker tomorrow, Oct. 8th to Wed.10th.

The annual Triduum or Three days festival of faith, in honour of St. Gerard Majella, takes place in the Redemptorist Church in Esker this Monday Oct. 8th to Wednesday Oct. 10th, 2018.

Two session each day, 10am and 8pm.


‘We fly to thy patronage, O Holy Mother of God’ – origin of this prayer.

Where did the prayer ‘We fly to thy protection’ come from?

We fly to thy patronage, O holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Praying the Rosary daily in October: a request by Pope Francis

PRAYING THE ROSARY DAILY THROUGH THE MONTH OF OCTOBER:  This Request has been sent out to all the faithful of all the world by Pope Francis: (Holy See Press Office Communiqué, 29.09.2018)

The Holy Father has decided to invite all