Val Byrne







Val Byrne

Val Byrne

Bray, Wicklow


Welcome to My Ireland

I was born in Dublin and attended University College Dublin graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. After a short spell of working in London I returned to Ireland and set up an architectural practice which was very successful. After becoming a member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland I was elected a Fellow in 1985.
In the early 70’s the practice expanded overseas and eventually had offices in Nigeria, Sudan and Libya along with doing work in other countries in Africa.
With a strong interest in genealogy, inherited from my father, I was elected in 1992 Chieftain of Clan O’Byrne and eventually was elected Chairman of The Clan’s of Ireland.
From an early age I always painted and this I carried on all during my professional career.
In the early nineties I retired from Architecture to indulge my artistic aspirations and opened an art gallery in Bray. Probably because of my architectural background my work has been very much influenced by the urban environment of an island surrounded by water. So the vast bulk of my paintings reflect typical Irish buildings in landscapes and the many harbours around the coast of Ireland with various degrees of quirkiness relating to the nature of Ireland.
This has proven to have been very rewarding both spiritually and visually which has left me with a deep knowledge of Ireland along with a very large archive of around two thousand images of Ireland painted over a period of 20 to 30 years.
Patrons have included three Presidents of Ireland, Jane Kennedy Smith, former US Ambassador to Ireland, Dept. of Foreign Affairs for many paintings in Irish Embassies throughout the world, many other Government Departments, Private and Corporate art collectors in many countries.
I hope you will enjoy through my paintings what I have enjoyed in travelling the lenght and breath of Ireland and the privilege of recording it for posterity.

Val Byrne, B.Arch., FRIAI. artist.

All of my images are copyright and may not be used without my permission.
If you are interested in an original painting of a particular scene or would like a signed and numbered limited edition print please contact me by email.

You may view me on video on youTube painting a watercolour on at an art exhibition /workshop.

and for a different look at Ireland browse Enjoy !


Keeping the brush wet by Val Byrne


The hard Sell by Val Byrne


Drink Beer Save Water in Eyeries....vb744 by Val Byrne


Red and Blue in Ennistymom, Clare.....vb742 by Val Byrne


Old Courthouse Bray, Wicklow....vb733 by Val Byrne


Martello Tower Bray Seafront Wicklow....vb732 by Val Byrne


Bray Esplanade, Wicklow....vb731 by Val Byrne


Red Boat in Sruthan, Connemara.... vb730 by Val Byrne


Asgard 11 Tallship by Val Byrne


Sunburst over Dugort, Achill by Val Byrne


Barney Kiernans pub Dublin ....vb719 by Val Byrne


The Long Walk, Galway City....vb713 by Val Byrne


The Hapenny Bridge, Dublin....vb711 by Val Byrne


McDonaghs of Oranmore, Galway.... vb709 by Val Byrne


Loophead Lighthouse, Clare....vb708 by Val Byrne


Sunset over Ardra, Donegal....vb707 by Val Byrne


James Joyce's Dublin by Val Byrne


110 Windows on Kinsale harbour....vb737 by Val Byrne


The Fiddle Player by Jack B Yeats


Fair Day by Val Byrne


Connemara Golf, Ballyconneely, Galway by Val Byrne


Towards Meelrea from Inisboffin by Val Byrne


Dublin Castle 1850 by Val Byrne


The Commercial Docks, Galway Citie by Val Byrne


An Cuan Caol, Connemara, Galway by Val Byrne


Barna village, Galway by Val Byrne


Old Harbour Dingle, Kerry by Val Byrne


Blue Haven by Val Byrne


Georgian Dublin by Val Byrne


My Perambulator....vb746 by Val Byrne


Hookers leaving Aran....vb717 by Val Byrne


Howth Sunset Dublin by Val Byrne


The Falls at Lismore, Waterford....vb745 by Val Byrne


Ryans Bar, Portobello, Dublin by Val Byrne


Malahide Castle, Dublin by Val Byrne


Property In Ireland by Val Byrne


The Daily Chat by Val Byrne


Man with Gitar by Val Byrne


Green pram in the Liberties....vb718 by Val Byrne


Sruthan Connemara Galway....vb730 by Val Byrne


If Elephants could fly.....vb715 by Val Byrne


NO to pylons in Ireland....vb729 by Val Byrne


Baltimore, West Cork....vb712 by Val Byrne


Loneley Cottage nr Ardara Donegal....vb707 by Val Byrne


Lough Cullen and Nephin, Mayo....vb728 by Val Byrne


Dugort Clachan Achill Mayo by Val Byrne


Bray Esplanade, Wicklow....vb731 by Val Byrne


Galway Roundstone Harbour by Val Byrne