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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Esker ‘Gospel Reflection’ – Thursdays 8pm, on Zoom

Esker Gospel Reflection: a group of people gathers to reflect on the Gospel for the following Sunday.  The meeting takes place through Zoom (video-conference) on Thursday evening, at 20:00 (GMT+1) and lasts a little more than an hour.  If you

Prayer Going Back to School!


The Diocese of Clonfert sent out this prayer, for families and children, as the children go back to school, in these days. We encourage you to copy it and make it your own.…

St. Dominic and Esker: Feast of St. Dominic, August 8th.