• Esker 1901 – 2001

  • The Dominicans in Athenry, Bresk and Esker

    Source: Notes by Donal Taheny Athenry 1241-1698 The Dominican Order was founded by St. Dominic. The first Irish foundations were made in Dublin and Drogheda 1224. The first foundation inConnacht was in Athenry in 1241 by the Norman, Meyler de ...
  • SAINT DOMINIC’S DAY IN ESKER 1868

    SOURCE: THE TUAM HERALD, 5th SEPTEMBER 1868 Sr. Dominic’s Day at Esker – On Tuesday, 4th August, the good and pious Catholics at Esker, and for miles around it – some even from our own town attended – had the ...
  • Esker, the Monastery that Refused to Die

    by Tony Galvin of The Tuam Herald (1994) Esker Monastery, one of the great survival stories in Irish ecclesiastical history, is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Consecration of its church, St. Patrick’s, this week, August 15th.  Esker has survived ...