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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Esker Annual Novena: June 4th to 12th, 2019

Our annual Esker Novena to the Mother of Perpetual Help begins here on Tuesday June 4th, the day after the June Bank Holiday. Esker Novena is a home for everyone.

‘God is in everyone’s life. Even if the life of

Welcome to Fr. Brendan Callanan C.Ss.R., new Rector of Esker

A hearty welcome to our new Rector of Esker Redemptorist Community, Fr. Brendan Callanan.

Fr. Brendan Callanan C.Ss.R. is the new Rector or Superior in the Esker Community. He arrived here on Monday May 13th– Feast of Our Lady of…

A Happy Easter to all of you!

The Redemptorist Community in Esker wish you all a very happy and blessed Easter. May you be filled with joy, also, when you meet the Risen Lord.