Michael Fassbender to be honoured at ceremony in Killarney in October

The 39-year-old actor will be inducted to the Order of Innisfallen

Michael Fassbender, Killarney, ceremony, Order of Innisfallen, tourism, Fossa, St Brendan's College

Actor Michael Fassbender at the European premiere of 'Frank' at the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin | Image: RollingNews.ie

Irish actor Michael Fassbender is to be honoured in Killarney by being inducted to the Order of Innisfallen.

This in recognition of his remarkable achievements in the film industry, which has seen him nominated for Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs.

The 39-year-old actor will be honoured by the town's Chamber of Tourism and Commerce for helping to boost Killarney's profile on a world stage.

The award will be presented to the star of at a reception in Killarney on Friday October 7th.

The event will be followed by a gala black tie ball in the Europe Hotel and Resort, close to Fassbender's family home in Fossa, where his parents, Josef and Adele, still reside.

Details of that event are being finalised and will be revealed at a later date.

Fassbender 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.

He then joined the Bricriú Theatre Company, run by local man Donie Courtney in Killarney, and he later moved to London.

The Order of Innisfallen is presented annually to recipients who have made an significant contribution to the economy of Killarney.

Previous recipients of the include singer Daniel O'Donnell, Isolde Liebherr whose family has been a premier employer in Killarney for decades, Margaret Cahill, the former head of Tourism Ireland Europe and Brian Stack of CIE Tours International.

Fassbender has starred in such blockbusters as '12 Years A Slave', 'Hunger', 'Steve Jobs', 'Prometheus', 'Frank, Shame', 'MacBeth' and 'Jane Eyre.'