Chris O’Dowd has shared his delight at being awarded with the Freedom of Roscommon on Twitter.

According to Shannonside FM, O’Dowd heard the news from the station after Mayor Tom Crosby bestowed the honour on the Moone Boy creator and star.

Writing on his Twitter page he said: “Just heard I’m getting the freedom of #Roscommon! Whoohoo! Not sure what it entails but I’m presuming maidens are involved."

Later he added: “Actually genuinely chuffed. Hon’ the Sheep Stealers #Roscommon#Proud”