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Val Byrne - Artist

Val Byrne Art Collections

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For illustrated TOURS OF IRELAND, finding your VISUAL ROOTS,and more , all using the images in this site Remember behind every image there is a story which is not possible to illustrate in a gallery context. www.irishlinksworldwide.com 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...more
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Co. GALWAY...images

Welcome to County Galway. Galway is picturesquely situated on the northern shore and near the head of a noble bay. Galway is noted as the principal city of Connaught. An ancient and storied town its streets and buildings present many features of unusual interest, and its position on the fringe of the western Gaeltacht makes it the obvious entrance to Connemara where the ancient language and custom of Ireland are preserved and practised. County Galway is divided into two constrasting regions by the great expanse of Lough Corrib. East of the lake is fertile limestone plain extending to the Galway-REoscommon border and the River Shannon. The interest of the sightseer, however, will lie mainly in the area westwards from Lough Corrib to the Atlantic-a region of wonderfully varied mountains lake and coastal scenery. The Twelve Bens, a striking group of conical peaks interspersed with deep lake-filled valleys, are the chief mountain feature. Southwards, great tracks of lake-set moorland extend to the much idented rocky coast. Visit Barna, Connemara, Roundstone, Kylemore, Aran, inismore, inisiar, inismeain, Spideal, Rosmuc, lettermore, Carraroe, Inisboffin, Kinvara,Toorballlylee, Maam, Clifden, Letterfrack, Galway Hookers and more. The following families are the most common names living in Galway during the past two centuries. burke, coneely, joyce, mcdonagh, walsh, fahy, mannion, flaherty, connoly, keane, king, forde, connor, lyons, mullin, egan, kenny, toole,, touhy, feeney, martin, jennings, lyons, kean, jennings, mulkern, lee, cawley, kirwan, callanan, lynch, canavan, skerret, lyons, hynes, manning, ward, bodkin, foran, deane, browne, haverty, french, o'daly, donnellan, sheehan, larkin,, mchenry, madden, naughton, brehan, devaney,shaughnessy, broder, nevin, ford,

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