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

Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Saturdays 10am to 3pm.
Closed on Sundays.

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception December 8th

This Saturday Dec. 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Masses at 8am and 11am, in Esker.


The following is the schedule for different events in Esker, over Christmas and up to and including January 5 and 6, the Blessing of St. Dominic’s Well.

In preparation for Christmas:  Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) during the following hours:


Eucharistic Healing Mission, Esker, 2018: Finishes tonight, Friday. Dec. 7th

The Esker Eucharistic Healing Mission in preparation for Christmas, takes place in Esker Church from  Monday December 3rd  to Friday December 7th.  All are welcome, even if you only make it to Esker for one of the days.…