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 !


Reginals Tower Waterford by Val Byrne


F 808 Desert Storm 1991 by Val Byrne


F 724 Will a letter do. by Val Byrne


NOW WHERE ? by Val Byrne


Hooker Gables by Val Byrne


F 829 Omey Sunset, Galway by Val Byrne


My night out by Val Byrne


Well what do you make of that? by Val Byrne


F 760 Frys Chocies, Killarney by Val Byrne


F 753 Glandore Harbour, Cork by Val Byrne


F 762 Kinsale Harbour, Cork by Val Byrne


312 Summercove Kinsale by Val Byrne


304 Evening Stroll, Dugort by Val Byrne


234 Walkies in Eyeries, Cork by Val Byrne


F 821 The Pint Man by Val Byrne


The Buskers by Val Byrne


St Patrick off Baltimore USA by Val Byrne


F 763 Ha Penny Bridge Dublin 1 by Val Byrne


Clare No Parking in Ireland by Val Byrne


F 823 WEXFORD JFK Ancestral Homestead Ireland by Val Byrne


WICKLOW... Carrigoona Homestead on the Sugarloaf by Val Byrne


Battle of Glenmalure 1580 Wicklow by Val Byrne


F 744 Drink beer save water in Eyeries by Val Byrne


Howth Harbour in County Dublin by Val Byrne


Ardgroom Broadband by Val Byrne


Returning Home to The Cladagh by Val Byrne


Hookers on Galway Bay by Val Byrne


Before UNLEADED in 95 by Val Byrne




ANTRIM Glenarm Margarets B n B by Val Byrne


Back bone of the nation by Val Byrne


DUBLIN... The Ghost of Nelson by Val Byrne


WATERFORD City Quays by Val Byrne


KILKENNY The High Street Kilkenny by Val Byrne


CORK EYERIES Going to Mass in Ireland by Val Byrne


Storm Abrewing by Val Byrne


Nonsense 1 by Val Byrne


F 747 Beehive Bar in Leap West Cork by Val Byrne




F 807 The Traveller by Val Byrne


Dublin.... Sandycove by Val Byrne


Scenes of Ennistymon 4 by Val Byrne




West Cork Summercove by Val Byrne


F 730 Sruthan Connemara Galway....vb730 by Val Byrne


OK now where by Val Byrne


Ross Castle, Killarney by Val Byrne


Full marks by Val Byrne