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

Novena Dates, Esker & Athenry, 2016. June 7 -15.

Milo’s(age 7) Photo of a detail of the Pilgrim Icon, in Esker.

The Annual Novena to the Mother of Perpetual Help begins in Esker on Tuesday June 7th,…

6-Day Retreats in Esker, 2016: June, July, September

The following 6-Day retreats will be conducted in Esker, in the coming months:

Preached Retreats

1.  June 19-24: ‘TIRED BY THE JOURNEY:  SITTING BY THE WELL’ Facilitator Séamus Devitt C.Ss.R.

2.  July 10-15: ‘BEING PRESENT IN THE PRESENCE’:  Meditation Retreat:  Facilitator

Pre-Marriage Courses in Esker: June 17-19, 2016,









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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