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 !


US Coastguard tall ship by Val Byrne




Check in Here by Val Byrne


Santi ? by Val Byrne


Map of Ireland by Boazio by Val Byrne


Its a long long way to America by Val Byrne


Christmas 1938 Dublin Opinion by Misc


Feb 1938 Dublin Opinion by Val Byrne


Feb 1938 Dublin Opinion by Val Byrne


Feb1948 Dublin Opinion by Val Byrne


Feb 1938 Dublin Opinion by Val Byrne


The Sales Man by Val Byrne


Brown Stallion, Omey by Val Byrne


the Finishing post. Omey, by Val Byrne


Omey Races, Galway by Val Byrne


The Post Car, Clifden, Galway by Val Byrne


Well worth the drive accros Lough Mask by Val Byrne


The Lucky Star Bar, Kilronan, Aran by Val Byrne


The Turf Donkey by Val Byrne


Blue boat at Greystones Harbour by Val Byrne


Lighthouse on Inis Boffin, Galway by Val Byrne


Ballydehob Recolections by Val Byrne


The Knave wins by Val Byrne


Sceilig Micil from Teraught, Kerry by Val Byrne


Blue Boat at Cloondara Harbour. by Val Byrne


Cloondara,A Shannon by way. by Val Byrne


Richmond Harbour in Cloondara, Co Longford by Val Byrne


The Locks at Cloondara, Co. Longford by Val Byrne


Sunset on Cloondra, Co. Longford by Val Byrne


More thro the window on the world by Val Byrne


The Craic is mighty Ireland by Val Byrne


Reflections by Val Byrne


7073 Two Black Solutions by Val Byrne


An Fear lies an Gitar by Val Byrne


Allihies sunset, Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork by Val Byrne


305 Frys Chochies in Killarney, Co. Kerry by Val Byrne


775 Decaying Elegance in the Liberties, Dublin by Val Byrne


Green pram in the Liberties by Val Byrne


The Pint Man by Val Byrne


The Galley off New Ross, Wexford by Val Byrne


Neiphin Sunset, Mayo. by Val Byrne


History of the Cladagh, Galway by Val Byrne


Cahir Castle 1599, Tipperary by Val Byrne


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


Cladagh Sunset, Galway. by Val Byrne


Home of the Hookers, Galway Citie by Val Byrne


The Half Door by Val Byrne


Hapenny Bridge Sunset, Dublin...27apr18 by Val Byrne