Commander Chris Hadfield got an award for tweeting as Gaeilge

first_imgCOMMANDER CHRIS HADFIELD probably feels pretty pleased with himself after making it home from space.As we all know, he picked up a lot of fans in Ireland. And among them was Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muiri:Twitter/Cmdr_HadfieldLast night Commander Hadfield’s daughter Kristin (who lives in Ireland) attended the Lord Mayor of Dublin Awards to pick up this certificate for her father.Hadfield called it “a singular honour”:The Lord Mayor of Dublin Awards are given to a handful of individuals or groups each year who have “made a special contribution to Dublin and its citizens either at a local or city wide level”.We’re guessing it’s amazing photos like this that clinched it:Twitter/Cmdr_HadfieldPrevious recipients of the awards include Imelda May, Marty Whelan, Maeve Binchy and Veronica Guerin.More: Chris Hadfield’s replacements to study plants and fire in space>Some of the many things we learned from Chris Hadfield’s time in space>last_img read more