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

Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer, Third Sunday of July

This year, 2019,  the Third Sunday of July falls on July 21st. For Redemptorists throughout the world, this is the Sunday on which we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer.

Why do Redemptorists celebrate the Feast of the…

Death of Brother John Long, C.Ss.R., Esker

It is with sadness that we announce the death at 3.30am this Sunday morning, June 30th, 2019, of our Redemptorist confrere, Brother John Long. He passed away peacefully here in his Esker community. May his soul rest in peace.


Upcoming Events in Esker, June to September 2019










    (Please note that the Esker Pitch and Putt is closed  for necessary repairs and up-grading: April 2019 until further notice)       

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