2017 showcased the maritime buoys modern new look following a community art project led by local visual artist Jene Hinds-Kelly, a mature art student in DIFE. This community project was a creative collaboration between Jene, Drogheda Homeless Aid, Murtagh’s of Drogheda and Drogheda Port Company who initiated the project. The creative and visually striking design featured the use of bright colours at the top and bottom with the main body of the buoy depicting outlines of people. Jene and the volunteer from the homeless aid shelter decided on this design which they based on the theme of ‘community inclusion and positive vibes in difficult times’. The uplifting concept was designed to capture the imagination of passers-by and create awareness in the work of the homeless aid team in Drogheda.