WATCH: Michael Fassbender says he is "very proud and very lucky" to come from Kerry

The Oscar-nominated actor was in Killarney on Friday night, and took to the stage to entertain the crowd with a song

Michael Fassbender, Kerry, Killarney,

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Michael Fassbender was in Kerry on Friday night to receive The Order of Inisfallen, an award handed out in his hometown of Killarney. 

Speaking at the event, which took place in Muckross House, Fassbender said that he was touched by the level of support that Irish fans have given him over the years.

According to The Irish Examiner, Fassbender told the gathered crowd that: "The support for me here in Killarney and Fossa and Kerry takes my breath away," and that he was honoured to receive the award. 

"I get to meet many different people, many different cultures but I always feel very proud and very lucky to say ‘I come from Kerry, I come from the Kingdom, I come from Killarney, I come from Fossa."

Accompanied by his partner, Oscar-winning actor Alicia Vikander, Fassbender was lead into the ceremony by an uilleann piper, before being presented with the certificate. 

Killarney mayor Brendan Cronin welcomed Fassbender "home," stating that: "He has never shied from his roots in Killarney, you have always retained your links to Killarney."

It seems that he enjoyed the rest of his evening as well, as Fassbender attended an event at the Europe Hotel in Killarney after the ceremony, where he took to the stage in his tuxedo to join local musician Ken Kirwan in a duet of 'Suspicious Minds.'