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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Esker Healing Mission, 9th -13th December, 2019

The Annual Healing Mission, in preparation for Christmas, will take place in Esker Church daily from Monday Dec. 9th (this year, Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady) until Friday Dec. 13th.

4 Sessions daily:  10am,  5pm,  7pm,  9pm.…

Advent Retreat in Esker: a quiet weekend apart: Nov.29-Dec.1

Our annual Advent Retreat takes place on the weekend of November 29th -Dec. 1st.

Venue:   Esker Retreat Centre, Athenry

Times:   Arrival c. 6pm, with light supper.  Finishes after lunch on Sunday Dec. 1st.

For whom?  For any person…

Celebrating the Redemptorist Family: Sat. Nov. 23rd:

You are invited, as a friend of the Redemptorists, in Esker and elsewhere,  to join Redemptorists and many friends, on Saturday Nov. 23rd, 2019, at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Church, Ballyfermot, Dublin. Hoping to see you there.