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Rowel, gifted and generous

Published 24/10/2008

I read with interest that a collection of the late Rowel Friars’ work is to be auctioned.

I knew Rowel as a friend and am privileged to have one of his cartoons which very ably shows his ability to encourage his native Irishmen to laugh at themselves.

In your summary of Rowel’s many abilities I regret that no mention was made of his generous help towards many charities and needy causes. Rowel was a very gifted cartoonist and was prepared to share freely that gift — witness his chairmanship of the Cystic Fibrosis movement.

Todd McMILLEN

Newtownards

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