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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Heroic Dominican ‘Outlaws’, 1716: – 300 years ago, this month of September.

Heroic Dominican Outlaws:  a Time to Remember

From Esker: as ‘culled’ (by Séamus Devitt C.Ss.R.) from the Athenry Holy Rosary Confraternity Chronicles of late 1600’s and early 1700’s: 

Latest News: Esker, September 1716:

This month, we Dominicans, hiding in the

St. Gerard Majella – Esker Triduum: 3 Day Festival of Faith: OCTOBER 10th – 12th.

The annual three-day festival of faith in honour of St. Gerard Majella takes place in Esker Church, Monday October 10th to Wednesday October 12th, 2016.

There are two sessions each day, – 10am  and 8pm. There will best a blessing…

Death of Fr. Brian Foley, C.Ss.R., September 11.

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of our Esker Redemptorist Community, Fr. Brian Foley. He died at noon today, Sunday September 11, in University College Hospital Galway. Fr. Michael O’Flynn was with him at…