Michael Fassbender: ‘I’m proud and lucky to come from Killarney’

Michael Fassbender has admitted that he’s proud and lucky to come from Killarney.

The Kerry man was raised in Fossa in the county with his mother Adele Fassbender, father Josef Fassbender and sister Catherine.

“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,'” he said.


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The actor received The Order of Inisfallen, his hometown’s highest award.

“Mom and Dad, I want to thank you take this opportunity for your wisdom and foresight in moving here and giving Catherine and myself roots in this very special place,” he told the audience as reported by the Irish Examiner.

“Through my work I get to travel all over the world. It’s one of the many perks – alongside kissing Alicia Vikander.

“The support for me here in Killarney and Fossa and Kerry takes my breath away.”