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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Cemetery Sunday in Esker, August 30th.

Just a reminder, that the Cemetery Sunday in Esker will be August 30th, with Mass at 3pm. We remember all the Redemptorists who are buried here with us in our Community Cemetery, for over the past one hundred years.

Refreshments…

It’s over! The FAMILY FUN DAY IN ESKER has taken place.

The annual Esker Family Fun Day Festival took place here on Sunday July 12th, from 1.30pm.  A great turn-out of people, of all ages, and the weather stayed good for the whole time. It’s nearly time to finish now. Thanks…

Blessed Gennaro Maria Sarnelli, Redemptorist: Feast June 30th.

Feast of Blessed Gennaro (‘Januarius’) Maria Sarnelli, Redemptorist. 1702- 1744.

GENNARO SARNELLI  was a very close friend of young Alphonsus de Liguori,. They met in Naples, and both were lawyers, there. They came from fairly well-off families,- Alphonsus from Naples,…