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.

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Esker goes to the Movies, about Icon of Mother of Perpetual Help.

To celebrate the 150th Jubilee of the giving of the Icon of the Mother of Perpetual Help (Perpetual Succour) to the Redemptorists in 1866, the following 9 minute movie was made by Fr. Séamus Devitt, Redemptorist, here in Esker. Click…

A Year of Jubilee & an Esker Movie- 150 Years, Icon of the Mother of Perpetual Help

 

ESKER GOES TO THE MOVIES ! WE MAKE THE MOVIES THAT MOVE.

To celebrate the 150th Jubilee of the giving of the Icon of the Mother of Perpetual Help (Perpetual Succour) to the Redemptorists in 1866, the following 9…

Short movie about the Icon of the Mother of Perpetual Help.

You are invited to view a 9minute power-point/movie, entitled ‘Make Her Known’,  about some of the meanings of the Icon of the Mother of Perpetual Help. It was put together by Fr. Séamus Devitt C.Ss.R., of the Esker Community. Your…