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.

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ADVENT RETREAT, Nov. 28-30: ‘The Christmas Story, in Scripture and Art’

The annual Advent Retreat will be held in Esker Retreat Centre from Friday Nov. 28th pm, to Sunday Nov. 30th, lunchtime.

Theme: ‘Seeing the Christmas Mystery through the Gospels and Art‘-  looking at how humans have portrayed the Christmas Mystery in…

Fall in love with the Gospel of Mark: Sat. Dec. 6th, 11am -4pm.

Open Invitation to all-, Saturday Dec. 6th, in Esker: ‘St. Mark’s Gospel’:  in preparation for ‘The Year of St. Mark’,  Fr. Brendan McConvery, Redemptorist and well-known Scripture Scholar, will introduce us to this shortest of the four Gospels, and to…

Afternoon for Priests

Monday Nov. 17th, an Afternoon for Priests to ‘come aside and rest awhile’ (Mark 6:31). Arrival 2pm for 2.30pm. Speaker is Fr. Ciaran O’Callaghan, C.Ss.R., Scripture Scholar, also Parish Missioner and National Co-ordinator of Parish Missions for the Redemptorists. Looking…