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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Esker Annual Novena 2017 to Mother of Perpetual Help, June 6-14

The Esker Annual Novena begins this year, 2017, on Tuesday June 6th, and concludes on Wednesday June 14th.

Times of Sessions, weekdays:  8am, 10am, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm.

Mass Times, Sunday June 11th: 8am, 10am, 12noon, 4.30pm, 6pm, 8pm


Family Day Fun in Esker: Sunday June 18th: 1.30pm to 5pm.

The Annual Family Fun Day in Esker will take place this year in June, –  on JUNE 18TH, the Sunday after the Novena ends. All are welcome. Lots of activities and fun. Details to follow.

It will include the usual…

Upcoming Events in Esker

The following Events are planned to take place in Esker in the coming few months:

  • May 26-28: Mindfulness Residential Retreat with Carmel Sheridan, MA, M.Sc.
  • June 3:  Mindfulness Day: Carmel Sheridan. MA, M.Sc.