Gaoth Dobhair photographer captures Donegal’s beauty

FROM beautiful beaches to Donegal’s scenic walks, Amelia Olech will never run out of inspiration for her photography.

Originally from Poland, Amelia moved to Gaoth Dobhair last summer with her partner James who has family in the area.

Since then she has been captivated by the beauty of her surroundings and is on a mission to show off what Donegal has to offer through her photography.


Amelia in her gallery.

What started as a hobby is now attracting attention and one of her photos was recently published in Astronomy Ireland.

The spectacular shot of the moon was taken at around 10.30pm from Kitty Archie Pier.

It is not the first time a photo of Amelia’s has graced the pages of a magazine.

Her photo of Errigal was also recently published in the Discover Donegal 2022 Tourism Magazine and during the month of May she had an exhibition of her work at the art gallery at Gaoth Dobhair Library.

Speaking to the Donegal News Amelia said Donegal is a “hidden gem” and deserves to be discovered. With plenty to see and explore she said Gaoth Dobhair will always feel like home.

“I met my partner in London and we both decided to move to Gaoth Dobhair last summer as he has family here,” said Amelia.


“As a small girl I always loved to take photos of everything.”

It was a birthday present from James of a professional camera that really encouraged Amelia.

“He’s the one that showed me all the beautiful places like the beaches and the best hiking and country walks around Donegal,” she said.

“Whenever I leave the house I always have the camera on me to make sure I’m ready to catch all the beautiful moments.

“Donegal is such a hidden gem, beautiful, quiet and peaceful.

“Photography was always my big passion and I would love to turn it into a full time job one day.”

What remains of Bád Eddie.

Amelia said her landscape photography is a big hit and in particular shots of Bád Eddie, sunsets and Errigal Mountain forest walk are proving popular.

To find out more about Amelia’s work you can visit the Facebook page

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