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Signage indicating Wild Atlantic Way photo-points in Kerry has sparked controversy with locals expressing dissatisfaction with their installation.

Wild Atlantic Way photo-point installation in Dún Chaoin overlooking Commenoule

The signs have appeared at a number of renowned beauty spots around the county including Slea Head and Derrynane.

188 ‘Discovery & Embarkation Points’ have been identified along the Wild Atlantic Way.

‘Photo Points’ were developed with artistic installations erected at each location.

The purpose of the photo-points is, according to Fáilte Ireland, to encourage visitors to take photographs to share on social networks.

With respect to Kerry, Fáilte Ireland said a number of public consultation sessions have taken place over the past two years.

A meeting in the Ring of Kerry Hotel last year was attended by over 120 local people and businesses. A second trade briefing was held in Tralee where images of the photo points were displayed. Design plans were also shared with Dingle Tourism Alliance.

The installations however seem to have sparked controversy however with some locals claiming they are unnecessary.

According to Ballyferriter resident and author Felicity Hayes McCoy, “they are in the way”.