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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Cemetery Sunday in Esker, August 28th.

Our annual Esker Cemetery Sunday will be on the weekend of August 28th, with Mass at 3pm. We will be remembering all Redemptorists who are buried in Esker, beginning 1912.

Contact number: Esker 091 844007.

All are welcome.

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, Monday August 15th.

Masses in Esker Church 8am  and  11am.

Visit of the Icon of Mother of Perpetual Help to Knock, today August 15th. Talk at 12 noon, Mass 3pm in Basilica, Talk…

Upcoming Events in Esker, in the Autumn.