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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Death of Fr. Tommy Byrne, C.Ss.R, Esker

The death has occurred this morning, after a brief illness,  of Fr.Tommy Byrne of this Esker Redemptorist Community. He died in Portiuncula Hospital this morning about 9am. May he rest in peace.

Fr. Tommy was out for a meal yesterday…

Upcoming Events in Esker, in the Autumn.

Holy Souls Candlelight Mass in Esker – Wednesday, November 9th, 8pm

On Wednesday, November 9th, at 8pm, there will be a special Mass for the Holy Souls, with candlelight. As in other years, it will be a quiet, reflective, meditative Mass.

Everyone is welcome. Please pass the word.

Enquiries: ¬†Secretary 091…