a case for dreaming
(Installations, residencies)


'The tower has no curtains
There are no grants to be applied for- Don't go to The Tower if you want to escape'

Bill Drummond in the name of Penkiln Burn


a case for dreaming, installation, site-responsive, artists residency, turnleys tower, antrim glens, walking, cushendall, artist-led, music, audio, embroidery, tactile, participatory


stay there - residency

tower history

Charlie McDonnell

Johnny Joes



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Charlie McDonnell

Charlie lives beside Tiveragh Hill with his brother on their family farm. He is one of few locals that know the old songs of the Glens, he says 'singing for him is like prayer', he works long days on the farm and spends many an evening at Johnny Joes.


Charlie (3.1MB)

singing in his front room

a fairy thorn grows on his land...

'Solitary hawthorn trees, often known as fairy or gentry thorns, skeaghs or lone bushes, are said never to have been planted but to have grown of their own accord. They are most often found in the middle of fields and also around ancient monuments and holy wells.

'Glens folk will tell you that the main haunts of the 'wee folk' - the 'gentle' (supernatural) places - are Lurigethan mountain and Tiveragh Hill. Mischievous creatures at the best of times, the fairies are said to take devastating revenge on anyone rash enough to cut down a fairy thorn.' the hawthorn in folklore



interfaces of location and memory