I was lucky enough to be invited to the sold out gala black tie ball held by the Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce in the fabulous Europe Hotel and Spa on Friday night. to celebrate Michael Fassbender’s induction into the Order of Innisfallen – the highest honour the town can bestow.

There were over 200 guests at the event which was a truly red carpet affair!

Michael was joined by his Oscar winning girlfriend Alicia Vikander, who was absolutely stunning in a floor length black gown and Michaels parents Josef and Adele who still reside in Killarney.

We enjoyed a starter of foie gras and apple terrine, followed by grilled organic salmon, a lemon and thyme sorbet was followed by roast striploin and slow cooked short rib of dry aged Irish beef. The dessert was chestnut and milk chocolate cheesecake. A meal suitable for a multi-award winning actor and stylish Oscar winning actress.

Michael made a very heartfelt speech and thanked his parents along with the people of Killarney who believed and supported him throughout his life including his school teachers! 

It really was a night with the stars and a one that I will not be forgetting quickly!