1637 in Ireland
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- February - Mícheál Ó Cléirigh seeks approbation for the text of the Annals of the Four Masters from Thomas Fleming, Archbishop of Dublin (Roman Catholic), before carrying the manuscript to Leuven.
- 25 May - Letters patent authorise 'Laudian statutes' for Trinity College, Dublin.
- 25 July - Christopher Wandesford acquires an estate at Castlecomer, County Kilkenny.
- 10 August - Edward King is drowned in the Irish Sea en route to visiting his family in Ireland, an event which inspires fellow poet Milton's elegy Lycidas.
- 22 December - A charter incorporates the guild of goldsmiths in Dublin and the Dublin Assay Office is established.
- Sir Stephen Rice, lawyer (d. 1715)
- Approximate date - Richard Head, writer and bookseller (d. c.1686)
- Cunningham, Bernadette (2010). The Annals of the Four Masters: Irish history, kingship and society in the early seventeenth century. Dublin: Four Courts Press. p. 266. ISBN 978-1-84682-203-2.
- Moody, T. W. et al., ed. (1989). A New History of Ireland. 8: A Chronology of Irish History. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-821744-2.