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 !


The Road to Omey, Galway by Val Byrne


Returning Home, Doon Beg, Clare by Val Byrne


Bun Gowla, Inish More, Aran, Galway by Val Byrne


Glanmore Lake, Healy Pass, Beara, Cork by Val Byrne


Connemara Colours by Val Byrne








Sunset on Barna, Galway by Val Byrne


Criniu na mBad.. Galway by Val Byrne


Ole Ole Ole...oooo by Val Byrne


mY iRELAND by Val Byrne


I'm watching YOU by Val Byrne


Look in ORIGINALS GALLERY for paintings for sale by Val Byrne


Keeping the brush wet by Val Byrne


Is this your LIFE by Val Byrne


Or this by Val Byrne


Reality Looms by Val Byrne


Well maybe its OK by Val Byrne


Big city aspirations by Val Byrne


Compensations.. well ? by Val Byrne


Am still here................Slainte by Val Byrne


Kerry... KRUGERS the last stop before Boston by Val Byrne


Window on the world by Val Byrne


Let me think about it by Val Byrne


HOld on........ Ipad not working by Val Byrne


I,m on my way by Val Byrne


Bye Bye by Val Byrne


Back to reality by Val Byrne


Hooker Harbour by Val Byrne


Along the Cladagh Galway by Val Byrne


I Love being Grumpy by Val Byrne


The Shee Alms House.. Kilkenny by Val Byrne


Ardgroom Take Away Ireland by Val Byrne


F 815 Monday morning by Val Byrne


834 Property Aspirations by Val Byrne


What are we coming to by Val Byrne


More Aspirations by Val Byrne


Broadband is coming to Ireland by Val Byrne


F 832 Glencree Sunset Wicklow by Val Byrne


Electricty Pylons Protest Ireland by Val Byrne


You turn me upside down by Val Byrne


Kilmore Quay Thatch Wexford by Val Byrne


Beara Cork Ardgroom Colours by Val Byrne


CLARE.. Marianne's Cottage, Ballyvaughan by Val Byrne


Cork.. Eyeries Shell Gasoline by Val Byrne


Hi.....Meet some of my friends. by Val Byrne


Reginals Tower Waterford by Val Byrne