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.

Featured Stories


CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM ESKER REDEMPTORISTS

St. Patrick’s Redemptorist Monastery Esker

Christmas 2021

Dear Friends of Esker,

At Christmas we commemorate the birth of Jesus and celebrate the presence of God in our midst – ‘The Word was made flesh and dwells among us.’

ST. DOMINIC’S WELL BLESSING 2022

ST. DOMINIC’S WELL BLESSING 2022

 St. Dominic’s Well 5th/6th January2022- 

Water is blessed and available for collection.  

NICE READ ON ST. DOMINIC’S WELL

By Louise Nugent who came to meet people and get their stories 5th Jan 2015

 https://pilgrimagemedievalireland.com/tag/st-dominics-holy-well-at-esker/

Prayer in a time of Plague (Coronavirus / Covid19)

The current Coronavirus pandemic has moved some researchers to delve back into the past and find prayers written is those far-off days asking God’s help in the midst of people’s suffering.  The following is a prayer from the 15th Century,…