Hollywood star Michael Fassbender has been awarded his hometown’s highest honour.
The Irishman was inducted into the Order of Innisfallen – bestowed by Killarney in Co Kerry – in recognition of his remarkable achievements in the film industry.
The 39-year-old actor was joined at the ceremony in Muckross House in the stunning Killarney National Park by his Oscar-winning partner Alicia Vikander.
Fassbender, who was Oscar nominated for his role as Steve Jobs in last year’s Danny Boyle’s biopic of the Apple co-founder, was also joined by his parents Josef and Adele, who still live just outside Killarney.
Celebrations continued at a gala black tie ball in the five-star Europe Hotel and Resort after the ceremony.
Previous recipients of the Order of Innisfallen award include singer Daniel O’Donnell.
The honour is named after Innisfallen Island, arguably Killarney’s best known and most historic heritage site.