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 !


Kinsale Panorama, West Cork by Val Byrne


Ramelton Dusk, Donegal. by Val Byrne


Barna sunset, Galway...x114 by Val Byrne


Dingle Harbour Kerry by Val Byrne




Red trawler,Innismore, Aran...P0001895 by Val Byrne


Wobbly Ennistymon by Val Byrne


Banna Strand, Kerry...Dscfo510 by Val Byrne


The Maharees, Castlegregory, Kerry...7211 by Val Byrne


mY iRELAND by Val Byrne


I'm watching YOU by Val Byrne


Great Blasket Island, Kerry...1 by Val Byrne


Becalmed on Galway Bay by Val Byrne


No litter in Baltimore, Cork ...x117 by Val Byrne


IRELAND CANADA LINKS.. KERRY. the JEANIE JOHNSTON famine ship in Blennerhasset. by Val Byrne


Glandore Harbour, Cork... x111 by Val Byrne


Pub Street Ennistymon Clare by Val Byrne


Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow by Val Byrne


Yellow Thatch in Adare Limerick by Val Byrne


Summercove, Cork. by Val Byrne


You turn me upside down by Val Byrne


F 770 Slea Head on the Wild Atlantic Way Co. Kerry by Val Byrne


Martello Tower, Howth Head, Dublin, ...x102 by Val Byrne


Summercove Triptych Cork by Val Byrne


Howth mist, Dublin...dscf8387 by Val Byrne


Bullalley, Dublin by Val Byrne


F 808 Whats your hurry by Val Byrne


F 725 Kilkenny Butterslip by Val Byrne


BRAY The Massey Cottage by Val Byrne


Massey Cottage RIP 2007 by Val Byrne


Evening Return Sunset by Val Byrne


Innismore Harbour, Aran, Galway...01 by Val Byrne


Derryclare Lough, Galway...dscfoo87 by Val Byrne


F 822 The Mayflower by Val Byrne


Thoor Ballylee, Galway...8351 by Val Byrne




The US Rose and Asgard 11 departing Dublin by Val Byrne


Finding America by Val Byrne


The Charles Morgan Mystic Harbour, USA by Val Byrne


Sunset Return by Val Byrne


Sweeney,s Pier, Coraun, Mayo.. x116 by Val Byrne


New Ross Quays Panorama by Val Byrne


The Moyne Memorial, Trinity College, Dublin ... sa3 by Val Byrne


Dugort Sunset, Achill...x112 by Val Byrne


Storm over Dugort, Achill....163 by Val Byrne


Keel, Achill, Mayo...2191 by Val Byrne


Slieve Mor, Achil...2098 by Val Byrne


Welcome by Val Byrne