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Killarney honours star Fassbender for glittering career

By Brian Hutton

Published 08/10/2016

Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender and partner Alicia Vikander with his award

Hollywood star Michael Fassbender has been awarded his hometown's highest honour.

The actor, whose mother is from Larne, was inducted into the Order of Innisfallen - bestowed by Killarney in Co Kerry - in recognition of his achievements in the film industry.

The 39-year-old actor was joined at the ceremony in Muckross by his Oscar-winning partner Alicia Vikander and his parents, mum Adele and German-born father Josef, who still live just outside Killarney.

Fassbender moved to Killarney at the age of two where his parents ran a restaurant.

Previous recipients of the Order of Innisfallen award include singer Daniel O'Donnell.

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