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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Statement from Bishop John Kirby, Clonfert, for weekend of Pentecost 2018.

Bishop Kirby has requested that this stevens be included in our newsletters this weekend:

‘The referendum on Friday next is of major important as to how we see the value of life. Catholics believe that a new person begins to

Esker Annual Solemn Novena: Tuesday June 5th to Wednesday June 13th.


The Annual Esker Solemn Novena will take place at the Redemptorist Church in Esker, Athenry, Co. Galway, from Tuesday 5th to Wednesday 13th of June, 2018. Everyone is welcome.

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

Clonfert Diocese: ‘We love Both’ – a pastoral message on the sanctity of human life.

To read Bishop John Kirby’s letter  , ‘We love Both‘, regarding the upcoming referendum – ‘A pastoral message on the sanctity of human life‘, click here.

We invite everyone to pray about your vote in the light of its meaning…