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 Commercial Docks, Galway Citie by Val Byrne


The Daily Chat by Val Byrne


McDonaghs of Oranmore, Galway.... vb709 by Val Byrne


Man with Gitar by Val Byrne


Green pram in the Liberties....vb718 by Val Byrne


Sruthan Connemara Galway....vb730 by Val Byrne


If Elephants could fly.....vb715 by Val Byrne


NO to pylons in Ireland....vb729 by Val Byrne


Baltimore, West Cork....vb712 by Val Byrne


Old Harbour Dingle, Kerry by Val Byrne


Lough Cullen and Nephin, Mayo....vb728 by Val Byrne


Loophead Lighthouse, Clare....vb708 by Val Byrne


Galway Roundstone Harbour by Val Byrne


Old Courthouse Bray Wicklow....vb733 by Val Byrne


Petrol and Gasoline.... vb703 by Val Byrne


Bringing home the catch....vb702 by Val Byrne


Will a letter do. by Val Byrne


Serving the nation from Mayo . by Val Byrne


Kilkenny Butterslip by Val Byrne


Dugort Clachan Achill Mayo by Val Byrne


Roundstone Sunset, Galway by Val Byrne


Fourball in Bray by Val Byrne


Window on the world....vb725 by Val Byrne


Loophead lighthouse, Clare by Val Byrne


Safe haven in Aran, Galway by Val Byrne


Now for fibre optic BB...723vb by Val Byrne


Blue Haven by Val Byrne


Post Office Mural in Ennistymon Clare by Val Byrne


Inishfree Bay near Ardra, Donegal....vb707 by Val Byrne


Passage east Harbour, Waterford by Val Byrne


Dunmore East, Waterford by Val Byrne


Beach at Honululu, Hawai by Val Byrne


Lough Ennell 2, Mullingar by Val Byrne


Evening Rise, Lough Mask, Mayo by Val Byrne


Lough Ennell Mullingar, Meath by Val Byrne


Fishing the Moy, Mayo by Val Byrne


Enniscorthy Castle, 1752, Wexford by Val Byrne


Croagh Patrick from Old Head, Mayo by Val Byrne


Asgard storm by Val Byrne


Howth Harbour, Dublin by Val Byrne


Desert Storm 91 by Val Byrne


Dusk on Nephin, Cullen, Mayo by Val Byrne


Kildavnet Harbour, Achill, Mayo by Val Byrne


Kildavnet Sunset, Achill, Mayo by Val Byrne


Cotillo Windmill, Forteventura, Spain. by Val Byrne


Cotillo, Forteventura, Spain by Val Byrne


Fair Day by Val Byrne


Gorumna sunset, Connemara, Galway by Val Byrne