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 !


Thank You Card by Val Byrne


Who is it IGNATIUS by Val Byrne


Now I'm tellin ye dis by Val Byrne


Welcome to my paintings in the Irish Embassy, Ottawa, Canada by Val Byrne


Happy Aniversary by Val Byrne


Trixies Birthday by Val Byrne


Congratulations 2 by Val Byrne


The Commercial Docks, Galway Citie by Val Byrne


F 729 NO to pylons in Ireland.. by Val Byrne


The Ladies Choice by Val Byrne


Copper Coast Waterford by Val Byrne


WICKLOW...The Church of St. Macanogue by Val Byrne


Kildavnet Sunset, Achill, Mayo by Val Byrne


F 824 Honululu here I come by Val Byrne


Red Barn 2 by Val Byrne


F 781 The Long haul Home in Eyeries. by Val Byrne


F 825 WICKLOW... Harbour by Val Byrne


WICKLOW... Glencormac Inn now Plucks by Val Byrne


WICKLOW... Gaol Original by Val Byrne


F 820 WICKLOW... Gaol by Val Byrne


WICKLOW... Gaol by Val Byrne


Barna village, Galway by Val Byrne


F 735 World wide Conections, Killadoon, Mayo by Val Byrne


F 794 BRAY... Entrance to Killruddery by Val Byrne


BRAY...Dargle Bridge by Val Byrne


WICKLOW... Reign of Terror film set by Val Byrne


F 805 BRAY... JAMES JOYCE by Val Byrne


F 787 Puff Puff on the Promenade by Val Byrne


F 785 BRAY Golf 11th hole by Val Byrne


F 786 Bray.c. 1925 by Val Byrne


F 810 Bray Promenade by Val Byrne


The Bandstand on Bray Promenade by Val Byrne


F 798 DUBLIN Nonsense by Val Byrne


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