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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Afternoon for Priests

Monday Nov. 17th, an Afternoon for Priests to ‘come aside and rest awhile’ (Mark 6:31). Arrival 2pm for 2.30pm. Speaker is Fr. Ciaran O’Callaghan, C.Ss.R., Scripture Scholar, also Parish Missioner and National Co-ordinator of Parish Missions for the Redemptorists. Looking…

ADVENT RETREAT, Nov. 28-30: ‘The Christmas Story through Art and Scripture’

The annual Advent Retreat will be held in Esker Retreat Centre from Friday Nov. 28th pm, to Sunday Nov. 30th, lunchtime.

Theme: ’Seeing the Christmas Mystery through the Gospels and Art’

Facilitator: Fr. Brendan McConvery C.Ss.R.. See below for details.


Dates for your diary! Annual Healing Mission in Esker, Dec.8th-12th, 2014.


The Annual Healing Mission takes place in Esker Church from Monday Dec.8th to Friday Dec. 12th, 2014. Please let your friends know.

Sessions Daily at   10am,    5pm,    7pm &   9pm.

     ”Morning Star, Enlighten