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: June 4-12: w’days 8 &10am, 4, 6, 8,10 pm

Our Preachers: Fr. Brendan Callanan C.Ss.R. (the new Superior in the Esker Community, as of May 15th): Brendan is a proud Cork man! He has spent a total of 33 years in S. America, between Brazil and Suriname.…

Upcoming Events in Esker, June to September 2019










    (Please note that the Esker Pitch and Putt is closed  for necessary repairs and up-grading: April 2019 until further notice)       

JUNE 4-12:

Happy 96th Birthday to Brother John Long

Today, May 22nd 2019  in Esker, we celebrate the 96th birthday of Brother John Long, Redemptorist. Brother John is a proud native of Maree, near Oranmore, and a great Galway GAA fan. We wish him every blessing and joy on…