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

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SERVE: Volunteer overseas in 2015? Information Sessions Galway/Mayo.

Notice for Parish Newsletter:

Volunteer Overseas Next Summer with SERVE

Are you interested in volunteering overseas next summer for a month or do you know someone that might be? SERVE is an Irish development organisation, which works in partnership with…

Today is the Feast of St. Gerard Majella, Thurs.Oct. 16th.


You can watch a presentation on St. Gerard Majella on Youtube: click here 

You can read about his life by clicking here. The book on his life (see below) is available in the Esker Monastery bookshop.

‘Understanding Life Challenges’- a series of five evenings in Esker, in October.









A series of five evenings, in Esker, on five Thursdays in the month of October, 2014, on Understanding        1. Addiction, (Oct.2):  2. Negative Feelings, (Oct. 9):    3.…