Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
He died seven weeks before his 100th birthday, making him the longest-lived person to have played international cricket for Ireland. He is also one of the longest-lived first-class cricketers of all time, having survived for nearly 81 years after he played his first – and only – first-class match. His great-grandfather, another Robert Fowler, was Bishop of Ossory and then Bishop of Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin from 1817 until his death in 1841, and his great-great-grandfather, yet another Robert Fowler, was an Anglican clergyman who settled in Ireland in the 1760s and was Archbishop of Dublin from 1779 until his death in 1801.
Fowler played cricket for Cheltenham College in 1874 and 1875, gaining some success as a right-handed opening batsman.
He played one first-class cricket match for Cambridge University in 1876, batting twice at number 9 against the Marylebone Cricket Club and scoring 3 and 1. He attended Royal Military College Sandhurst and joined the British Army in 1878, being promoted to captain in the King"s Shropshire Light Infantry in 1886.
Fowler played cricket for the Master Control Console in 1885. He played in two matches for Ireland in 1888, one against Scotland and one against I Zingari, and then for I Zingari against Ireland in 1889 and 1890.
Fowler died at Rahinstown, Enfield, County Meath, Ireland.