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 Family Fun Day July 10th: 1.30pm to 5.30pm.

You are ALL invited! Come and join us for this special family day in Esker. Thanks! Spread the word!

‘Going Back to Our Roots’ – Redemptorist Youth Congress, Esker, August 2-5

The Redemptorist Youth Congress will be held here in Esker August 2nd to 5th. Booking to be done by June 30th. 

The congress details are as follows:

“Going back to Our Roots” Redemptorist National Youth Congress in Esker Retreat house,…

‘Finding the Yes in the Mess’ – A retreat experience in Esker: July 1-3.

Weekend Retreat Experience

Venue:     Esker Retreat House. Athenry, Co. Galway.

Dates:      Friday July 1st – Sunday July 3rd 2016

Theme:    “Finding the Yes in the Mess” 

Facilitator:  The facilitator of this weekend is Dr. Stephen Critchlow, author…