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

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Esker Family Festival Day,- next Sunday, July 27th, @2pm.


















A FEW PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR!- click here for Gallery of Festival Day 2013 - or click here for…

August 29-31, 2014: Recovery Weekend: Facilitator: Bishop Brendan Comiskey.

Recovery Weekend, facilitated by Bishop Brendan Comiskey.

Dates: August 29th-31st., 2014.

Venue: Esker, Athenry, County Galway.

Times: Friday, arriving between 6 and 7pm, departure Sunday after lunch. Residential and Non-Residential.

Facilitator: Bishop Brendan Comiskey, an addiction counsellor, has wide experience…

Facilitator: Diarmuid O’Murchu, MSC., August 8th-10th, 2014.

‘Breath of the Spirit in God’s Creation’

Facilitator: Diarmuid ÓMurchú.

Dates: August 8-10, 2014.

Venue: Esker Retreat Centre, Athenry.

Cost: €165 residential, Friday pm to Sunday Lunch. Non-residential option, also.

Contact: Esker Secretary 091 844997/844549, or email, or…