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Roddy Doyle's touching tribute sums up what made Bill O'Herlihy special

The author posted a short story on his Facebook yesterday.

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Updated at 18.00

COUNTLESS TRIBUTES HAVE been paid to the legendary broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy, whose death was announced yesterday.

But perhaps none capture the essence of the man better than Roddy Doyle’s.

The author posted a short story on his Facebook yesterday featuring two men in the pub discussing exactly why Bill O’Herlihy meant so much to them.

Here it is in full.

Roddy Source: Source: Roddy Doyle/Facebook

The post has received over 40,000 likes since it was shared yesterday evening, a testament to just how beloved O’Herlihy was.

Written by Amy O’Connor and originally published on DailyEdge.ie

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