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

Kiltullagh Community Choir in Esker:

The Kiltullagh Community Choir sang here in Esker Church on Sunday night, – a great evening of music and joy. All who came enjoyed it greatly. During the interval, we had two of ‘our own’,- Maeve Kilkelly and Emma Sheridan,…

Pre-Marriage Courses in Esker. Next Weekend: April 24-26, 2015









A wedding for a day, a marriage is for every day!’

Read what Pope Francis said to Married Couples on April 6th, 2014: click here.

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Second-Level Retreats in 2015: Explore ‘The Esker Experience’

Information about Second-level Retreats in and from Esker, from September 2014- to May 2015. 

Come apart by yourselves, and rest awhile!’  (Mark 6:31)

New Youth Ministry Coordinator in Esker:

Lizzie Harrison has recently been appointed as Youth Ministry Coordinator in…