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 !


Lady with Ostrich Feathers by Val Byrne


Sunset on Inisoir, Aran, from Doolin. by Val Byrne


Mail Box in Kilmore Wexford by Val Byrne


No Parking by Val Byrne


The Snug by Val Byrne


Kinsale Dusk West Cork by Val Byrne


Gibbons Thatched Pub Mayo by Val Byrne


Detached Cottages dusk by Val Byrne


Can I come ? by Val Byrne


Baltimore Harbour Technicolour by Val Byrne


A Blue Blur by Val Byrne


In the eye of the storm by Val Byrne


Dugort Panoptic Demo Video by Val Byrne


CORK... Beara Sunset near Allihies by Val Byrne


Eyeries Aurora by Val Byrne


East end, Inishboffin, Galway by Val Byrne


RED SUNSET by Val Byrne


Ross Castle Killarney by Val Byrne


Rounding the Fastnet, Cork by Val Byrne


Black and Red by Val Byrne


Dingle Harbour, Kerry by Val Byrne


Rusheen towards Mweelrea, Boffin, Galway. by Val Byrne


Clare Carraigaholt Sunset by Val Byrne


Sceilig Micil from Teraught, Kerry by Val Byrne


Doe Castle in Donegal by Val Byrne


0756 Grace O' Malleys Castle, Rockfleet, Mayo by Val Byrne


Howth Trawlers by Val Byrne


Are ye going for a Pint ? by Val Byrne


Lighthouse on Inis Boffin, Galway by Val Byrne


Mayo Sunsets by Val Byrne


Along the Cladagh Galway by Val Byrne


F 808 Cobh Harbour, Cork by Val Byrne


Annes town compettition by Val Byrne


Macaire Beach, Gweedore, Donegal. by Val Byrne


Blacksod Lighthouse, Mayo by Val Byrne


OK wheres the PARTY. Clifden, Galway. by Val Byrne


End of the road, Inishboffin. Galway by Val Byrne


Killybegs Harbour, Donegal. by Val Byrne


Art school in the Burren, Clare by Val Byrne


Music every where in Doolin by Val Byrne


Doolin to Aran by Val Byrne


Doonagore Castle, Doolin by Val Byrne


Treekiing in Doolin, Clare by Val Byrne


Doolin as it was. by Val Byrne


Bringing home the catch by Val Byrne


Red Sunset on Bungowla, Aran, Galway by Val Byrne


Towards Bunbeg and Errigal, Donegal by Val Byrne


Red Trawler in Bunbeg, Donegal by Val Byrne