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

Blessing of St. Dominic’s Well, January 5th, January 6th

The Annual Blessing of St. Dominic’s Well at Esker took place on Sunday January 5th, and on Monday January 6th (Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord). The Procession to the Well took place following the 11am Mass in the…

Esker Church, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – and beyond


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Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)- Christmas Eve: Tuesday 24th: From 9am to 3pm,…

Death of Fr. James Duggan, C.Ss.R., in Brazil, Friday Dec. 6th, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of Redemptorist Confreres in Fortaleza in Brazil. Fr. James (Jacó) has spent almost all of his priestly ministry working in North Eastern Brazil. Ar dheis Dé go raibh…