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

Featured Stories

When ‘Humpty Dumpty’ meets the Risen Lord!

Is Jesus ‘the lost cord’?

Do you know the missing line from ‘Humpty Dumpty’?

‘Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall:

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall:

All the king’s horses, and all the king’s men

Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together

Happy Easter to all of you! Christ is Risen! He is truly Risen!










A very happy Easter to all our visitors, from the Redemptorist Community in Esker.

‘Christ is Risen! He is truly risen! Alleluia!

Off to sing at the 11am Mass!

Easter Sunday, April 20th: Reflection:

Wishing each and every one of you, and all your families and communities, a truly Happy Easter! In many part of Europe, people greet one another on this morning with the greeting  ‘Christ is risen!’, and the response is ‘He