Michael Fassbender says he is "deeply humbled" to have been inducted into the Order of Innisfallen on Friday and admits it was a "surreal experience" - and ended the night singing at a Killarney wedding.
The 39-year-old star, who was born in Germany and moved to Kerry with his family in 1979, attended the special event in Killarney with his Oscar-winning partner Alicia Vikander.
The X-Men star was recognised for his achievements in the film industry and for promoting his hometown at the ceremony, which was given by Killarney's Chamber of Tourism and Commerce.
Speaking to RTÉ about the special accolade, Fassbender said, "This is my home. This is where I grew up. It's a very magical place. This is the place that formed my personality."
The two-time Academy Award nominee admitted to feeling nervous ahead of the ceremony. "I feel quite nervous today. It's just a very surreal experience. I'm deeply humbled by the whole thing," he added.
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Fassbender was presented with the award at a black tie ball this afternoon in the Europe Hotel and Resort in Fossa, Co. Kerry, which is just a stone's throw away from his family home where his parents Josef and Adele still live.
The Hollywood star was once an altar boy at the nearby Prince of Peace Church in Fossa, and he attended the local national school before going on to St Brendan's College in Killarney.
Later last night, Michael Fassbender was spotted doing a duet of Suspicious Minds with wedding band singer Ken Kirwan at The Europe Hotel in Killarney. Of course, someone filmed it and stuck it up on YouTube:
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