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

Sundays
8.00am and 11.00am

Weekdays
8.00am and 10.00am

Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Saturdays 10am to 3pm.
Closed on Sundays.

Featured Stories


A Treat for Mothers,- a Mothers’ Relaxing Day in Esker! Saturday March 14th.

THE DAY BEFORE MOTHERS’ DAY:   A special Treat for Mothers, as Mothers’ Day approaches,-  come and spend a special day in Esker, just for yourselves! You’re worth it!  A lovely gift to give to Mothers… or

Christian Mindfulness, with Br. Richard Hendrick, OFM Cap. Sat. March 7th.

Christian Mindfulness, with Br. Richard Hendrick, OFM Cap. Sat. March 7th.

The Christian and Meditation.

With Br. Richard Hendrick

Redemptorist Monastery, Esker, Co. Galway.

Sat 7th March, 2015.  10-4pm

Cost: €45 including tea/ coffee and dinner.

‘The day on Christian

Have a happy Lent! Let’s go into it, together!