A new phase of the Wild Atlantic Way has begun in Donegal with the installation of the first photo-friendly marker point for tourists.

The site at Gaoth Dobhair will also have an interpretation panel to give visitors further information on the surrounding locality.

The Wild Atlantic Way stretches for 2,500km along Ireland's western seaboard. 

Some €10 million was invested in signposting the route and identifying scenic beauty spots along the way.

Now a further €3.5 million has been provided for the installation of marker points, showing tourists where the best photo opportunities can be had.

The markers are designed to physically frame the shots taken by visitors and there will also be weather-proof interpretation panels in place.

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Michael Ring unveiled the first photo marker at Cnoc Fola, in Gaoth Dobhair.

Fáilte Ireland has been working with local authorities to roll out 188 installations before next year.