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 !


F 903 Cotillo, Forteventura, Spain by Val Byrne


F 759 Fair Day by Jack B Yeats


F 904 Gorumna sunset, Connemara, Galway by Val Byrne


F 771 Green Boat on Lough Cullen, Mayo.. by Val Byrne


F 905 Monday morning by Val Byrne


F 906 Kinsale Harbour. Cork by Val Byrne


F 907 Paddy Macks in Castlegregory, Kerry by Val Byrne


F 908 Calder gallery by Val Byrne


F 909 Musicman by Val Byrne


Hookers in the Cladagh,Galway Citie. by Val Byrne


Red roofs in Mayo by Val Byrne


Glen of the Downs, Bray, Wicklow by Val Byrne


Mind the step in Ardgrooom by Val Byrne


Clara Vale, Wicklow. by Val Byrne


Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey, Dublin by Val Byrne


The Sugarloaf, Bray, Wicklow by Val Byrne


Muckish from Gortahork, Donegal by Val Byrne


Mill at Bruree, Limerick by Val Byrne


Achill Arora by Val Byrne


Ballinakill Bog, Connemara by Val Byrne


Red Boat at Doonbeg, Clare by Val Byrne


The Yellow Pump, Eyeries, Cork by Val Byrne


Portmagee Sunset, Kerry by Val Byrne


Martello Tower, Howth by Val Byrne


Charles Fort Kinsale Cork by Val Byrne


What are we coming to? by Val Byrne


WICKLOW... Irelands Ancient East... by Val Byrne


F 828 Old City Wall, Dublin by Val Byrne


Gabhal Raghnal Pedigree by Val Byrne


Storm over Muckish by Val Byrne


Long walk panorama by Val Byrne


Yellow Gable by Val Byrne


25 years older than the Hapenny Bridge by Val Byrne


Killala Village Mayo by Val Byrne


White Houses of Achill Mayo by Val Byrne


Red Trawler in Aran by Val Byrne


Happy Birthday by Val Byrne


Glendalough, Co. Wicklow by Val Byrne


Make we dance by Val Byrne


Happy Birthday by Val Byrne


The Birthday Rose by Val Byrne


Congratulations 1 by Val Byrne


Are you coming to the Party by Val Byrne


Cork Beara Eyeries Sunset Beara by Val Byrne




Powerscourt Fountain, Enniskerry by Val Byrne




Powerscourt House Enniskerry by Val Byrne