In May 2023 the Mall Buoy’s bright and vibrant new look was unveiled just in time for the Darkness into Light 2023 event which took place on May 06th.
This community art project was a collaboration between the Drogheda Darkness into Light Committee and Drogheda Port Company and kindly sponsored by Murtaghs of Drogheda. The design features the use of the bright yellow and navy blue colours synonymous with the global darkness into light event, while the Pieta logo and helpline number were clearly and mindfully painted towards the bottom on the riverside of the buoy. The addition of the reflective material ‘bulb’ on the very top finishes it off perfectly , it shines so brightly in the dark which really captures the whole objective behind this project.
This concept was all about enabling those in despair to see that there is always light despite all of the darkness. The ‘Mall Buoy’ now sits beautifully like a big bright candle reminding us as a community to be a light in the dark.
Following the difficult years of the Covid Pandemic, it was a good time to renew the bouy with a meaningful and positive new look.The ‘Mall Buoy’ now sits beautifully like a big bright candle reminding us as a community to be a light in the dark.