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 !


Gathering Seaweed on Aran by Val Byrne


Off to Dun Angus by Val Byrne


Gort na Gcapall Inismore Aran by Val Byrne


Gort na Gapall Inismore Anan by Val Byrne


F 734 Round de floor with yer Trotters Shake by Val Byrne


An IRON LUNG is yer only Man. by Val Byrne


Kilmurvey Inishmore Aran by Val Byrne


Peig of Aran by Val Byrne


F 756 Ole Redser Pants on the Whistle by Val Byrne


Returning Home by Val Byrne


F 772 Holy Hour a pint and a spare. by Val Byrne


F 752 Street Gossip Everywhere. by Val Byrne


Home safely by Val Byrne


Hanging In In Clare by Val Byrne


Summercove nr Kinsale by Val Byrne


Granuales Castle Achill Mayo by Val Byrne


Bunbeg Harbour Donegal by Val Byrne


Blow me away by Val Byrne


Beehive Bar in Leap West Cork by Val Byrne


Beehive Bar in West Cork by Val Byrne


De BOSS by Val Byrne


Holy Hour.....Line em up. by Val Byrne


An Bosca Ceol....Irish Squeeze Box. by Val Byrne


I'm the guy with de money by Val Byrne


Irish YOGA ...Contemplation of the PINT by Val Byrne


Water Charges Suck by Val Byrne


A PINT before U Go ? by Val Byrne


Quayside in Ennistymon Clare by Val Byrne


An Cuan Caol, Connemara, Galway by Val Byrne


Dusk on Dunmore Waterford by Val Byrne


Dunmore East Harbour Waterford by Val Byrne


Thatched Cottages Dunmore East by Val Byrne


Baltimore Harbour West Cork by Val Byrne


A Pint PLEASE... Next time. by Val Byrne


Dunmore Harbour Waterford by Val Byrne


Howth Sunset Dublin by Val Byrne


Tide out in Erlak Roundstone Galway by Val Byrne


Harbour at Dungarvan by Val Byrne


Peoples Park Dungarvan by Val Byrne


Dungarvan East by Val Byrne


Dungarvan Harbour Waterford by Val Byrne


Bunmahon Beach 2 Coppercoast by Val Byrne


Howth Harbour Dublin by Val Byrne


Ceili Abu... Republican Ceol... by Val Byrne


Bunmahon Beach Coppercoast by Val Byrne


O'Faolains Pub in Stradbally by Val Byrne


Bunmahon Village Coppercoast by Val Byrne


Mines on the Copper coast by Val Byrne