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 !


County Galway by Val Byrne


Summercove, Kinsale, West Cork. by Val Byrne


The Mall, Westport, Mayo by Val Byrne


Gortnagaple, Inishmore, Aran, Galway by Val Byrne


Carraigfergus Castle, Antrim by Val Byrne


Welcome by Val Byrne


Are you going for a Pint by Val Byrne


1500 images of Ireland........... Buy one a year and you will have a starter COLLECTION in 5 years. by Val Byrne


Evening Sunset on Rroundstone Old Harbour, Galway by Val Byrne


Welcome to My Ireland by Val Byrne




The Dun Aengus off Aran, Galway by Val Byrne


Peig of Inishmore, Aran by Val Byrne


Sunset on Mweenish, Galway by Val Byrne


Evening Return, Aran by Val Byrne


Cladagh Harbour Galway Citie by Val Byrne


Sunset on Allihies, Beara, West Cork by Val Byrne


Red Farmhouse Bunratty Clare by Val Byrne


My Window on the world by Val Byrne


Wild flowers in the Burren, Clare. by Val Byrne


Sunset on Inisoir, Aran, from Doolin. by Val Byrne


Evening Return Sunset by Val Byrne


East end, Inishboffin, Galway by Val Byrne


F 770 Slea Head on the Wild Atlantic Way Co. Kerry by Val Byrne


Black and Red by Val Byrne


F 827 Asgard storm off Galway. by Val Byrne


Dingle Harbour, Kerry by Val Byrne


Rusheen towards Mweelrea, Boffin, Galway. by Val Byrne


Rounding the Fastnet, Cork by Val Byrne


F 808 Whats your hurry by Val Byrne


Clare Carraigaholt Sunset by Val Byrne


Sceilig Micil from Teraught, Kerry by Val Byrne


Doe Castle in Donegal by Val Byrne


Grace O'Malleys Castle, Rockfleet, Mayo by Val Byrne


Lighthouse on Inis Boffin, Galway by Val Byrne


Along the Cladagh Galway by Val Byrne


Becalmed Galway Bay by Val Byrne


F 808 Cobh Harbour, Cork by Val Byrne


The Jeanie Johnson Famine Ship, Blennerhasset, Kerry. by Val Byrne


Macaire Beach, Gweedore, Donegal. by Val Byrne


Blacksod Lighthouse, Mayo by Val Byrne


OK wheres the PARTY. Clifden, Galway. by Val Byrne


End of the road, Inishboffin. Galway by Val Byrne


Killybegs Harbour, Donegal. by Val Byrne


Art school in the Burren, Clare by Val Byrne


Music every where in Doolin by Val Byrne


Doolin to Aran by Val Byrne


The Rose in Bantry Bay by Val Byrne