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 Family Portrait by Val Byrne




F 711 Dublins Ha,penny Bridge. by Val Byrne


F 744..Drink Beer Save Water in Eyeries.. by Val Byrne


F 743 Red and Blue in Ennistymom, Clare.... by Val Byrne


F 730a Red Boat in Sruthan, Connemara... by Val Byrne


F 746...My Perambulator by Val Byrne


F 758 Asgard 11 often sailed along the Wild Atlantic way by Val Byrne


Sunburst over Dugort, Achill by Val Byrne


F 733 WICKLOW Old Courthouse Bray by Val Byrne


F 732 Martello Tower Bray Seafront Wicklow.. by Val Byrne


F 731 Bray, Esplanade Tce., Wicklow. by Val Byrne


Greystones Railway Station Wicklow by Val Byrne


James Joyce's Dublin by Val Byrne


Howth Sunset Dublin by Val Byrne


Dublin Castle 1850 by Val Byrne


F 754 Georgian Dublin by Val Byrne


F 719 Barney Kiernans Pub, Dublin by Val Byrne


F 755 Malahide Castle, Dublin by Val Byrne


F 717 Hookers leaving Aran....vb717 by Val Byrne


F..745 The Falls at Lismore, Waterford.. by Val Byrne


F 788 Ryans Bar, Portobello, Dublin by Val Byrne


F 737 The 110 Windows on Kinsale harbour.. by Val Byrne


F 789 Property In Ireland 2017 by Val Byrne


F 801 Connemara Golf, Ballyconneely, Galway by Val Byrne


F 713 The Long Walk, Galway City.. by Val Byrne


F 765 Bray Prom and Kiosks by Val Byrne


F 806 Towards Meelrea from Inisboffin by Val Byrne


The Daily Chat by Val Byrne


F 709 Mc Donaghs of Oranmore, Galway by Val Byrne


Man with Gitar by Val Byrne


F 718 Green pram in the Liberties.. by Val Byrne


F 715 If Elephants could fly.. by Val Byrne


F 712 Baltimore, West Cork. by Val Byrne


Old Harbour Dingle, Kerry by Val Byrne


F 728 Lough Cullen and Neiphin, Mayo.. by Val Byrne


F 708 Loophead Lighthouse, Clare by Val Byrne


F 757 Roundstone Harbour by Val Byrne


F 733 Old Courthouse Bray Wicklow.. by Val Byrne


F 703 Petrol and Gasoline.. by Val Byrne


F 702 Bringing home the catch.. by Val Byrne


F 701 Dugort Clachan Achill Mayo by Val Byrne


F 705 Roundstone Sunset, Galway by Val Byrne


F 763 Fourball in Bray by Val Byrne


F 708 Loophead lighthouse, Clare 2 by Val Byrne


F 706 Safe haven in Aran, Galway by Val Byrne


F 723 And now for fibre optic B and B by Val Byrne


Blue Haven by Val Byrne