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

Featured Stories


August 1st: Feast of St. Alphonsus de Liguori, Founder of the Redemptorists.

Feast of St. Alphonsus de Liguori. August 1st.  The Spirituality of St. Alphonsus.

(See below for ‘Alphonsus, a Man on Fire‘,- poem reflection.

The Spirituality of St. Alphonsus de Liguori’:

In the General Introduction to the volume ‘Alphonsus de Liguori-Selected…

Our New Icon in Esker,- St. Alphonsus de Liguori.

Our New Icon in Esker,- St. Alphonsus de Liguori, founder of the Redemptorist Missionaries.

This icon, designed jointly by Esker and the Redemptoristine Sisters in Drumcondra, Dublin, portrays Alphonsus de Liguori as a young man, proclaiming the Gospel. It includes…

Year for the Redemptorist Missionary Vocation:

Year for the Redemptorist Missionary Vocation

The Year for the Redemptorist Missionary Vocation has begun

The theme is: Witnesses and Missionaries of Redemption:  Jesus calls you by your name (cf. 1Samuel 3) to proclaim the year