“The Trial of John Twiss”


Twiss bids sister Jane farewell from the scaffold. He is innocent of the murder of Donovan. "Paid spies and informers, my life they swore away." At the Cork assizes he is tried, convicted, and sentenced. He blesses the mayor of Cork and other supporters.


OCanainn: "John Twiss from Castleisland was sentenced to death at the Cork assizes for the murder of James Donovan and was hanged in Cork in 1895." - BS


  1. OCanainn, pp. 44-45, "The Trial of John Twiss" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, OCan044


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1978 (OCanainn)
Found in: Ireland