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 !


WICKLOW. BRAY feeding the swans by Val Byrne


KERRY... Beara. Killmakilloge harbour by Val Byrne


GALWAY ... Spanish Arch by Val Byrne


Mayo Achill.... Near Dugort by Val Byrne


White Houses of Achill Mayo by Val Byrne


Barbados Marketplace by Val Byrne


GALWAY CITIE ... Inner Harbour by Val Byrne


MAYO... Keel laneway, Achill by Val Byrne


GALWAY...Connemara. Still evening at Costello by Val Byrne


RED SUNSET by Val Byrne


WICKLOW... Greystones Harbour remembered by Val Byrne


GALWAY...Still evening at Erlak by Val Byrne


SUNSET by Val Byrne


Mayo.. Achill.. Evening Stroll in Dugort by Val Byrne


West Cork ... Beara.. Eyeries sunset by Val Byrne


Donegal... Under Errigal by Val Byrne


Galway... Roundstone harbour by Val Byrne


DUBLIN ... SKERRIES Harbour by Val Byrne


Hooker Planes by Val Byrne


West Cork Glandore Dusk by Val Byrne


West Cork Baltimore Harbour by Val Byrne


A row of colour by Val Byrne


GALWAY...Storm clouds over Sruthan by Val Byrne


Mayo..Red Boat at Coraun. by Val Byrne


Racing Hookers off Aran by Val Byrne


The Boighter Boat 500ad by Val Byrne


Mayo.... Storm over Dooagh, Achill by Val Byrne


Achill... Towards Minaun from Pollagh by Val Byrne


Achill.. The Hilda in Purteen Harbor by Val Byrne


The Last Rebellion 1916 by Val Byrne


1916 The aftermath of the Rising by Val Byrne


1916 The Last Rebellion by Val Byrne


Pondering the world by Val Byrne


What do ye reckon on BOSTON ??? by Val Byrne


The Farewell by Val Byrne


Hello, Mary Lou. by Val Byrne


I told ye, I'M NOT GOING BACK by Val Byrne


Mayo.... Evening clouds on Neiphin by Val Byrne


Kerry.... an baile on the bigger Blasket by Val Byrne


Clare... Ballyvaughan by Val Byrne


Wicklow.... Greystones Original beach by Val Byrne


WICKLOW.. Saint Macanoges Church by Val Byrne


Ok, Where is Santy ??? by Val Byrne


Rejuvenation by Val Byrne


Windswept by Val Byrne


Wicklow.... Kilmcacanoge under the Sugarloaf. by Val Byrne


Tipperary... Cashel of the Kings by Val Byrne


Gagle x 9 by Val Byrne