Events from the year 1808 in Ireland.
|See also:||1808 in the United Kingdom|
Other events of 1808
List of years in Ireland
- 2 February – Daniel Delany, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, founds the Patrician Brothers.
- 15 February – laying of the foundation stone for Nelson's Pillar in Dublin
- 6 June – the Bank of Ireland moves its premises to the former Irish Houses of Parliament on College Green, Dublin.
- 12 July – Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Wellesley embarks troops at Cork to join the Peninsular War in Portugal.
- 15 August – seven men, including Edmund Rice, take religious promises under John Power, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, as the Presentation Brothers.
- 22 August – the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne in Cork is dedicated.
Arts and literatureEdit
- Gash, Norman (2004). "Wellesley, Arthur, first duke of Wellington (1769–1852)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/29001. Retrieved 2012-10-12. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
- Normoyle, M. C. (1976). A Tree is Planted: the Life and Times of Edmund Rice. Congregation of Christian Brothers. p. 71.
- "August 1808". Cork: Cathedral Parish. Retrieved 2012-07-17.[permanent dead link]