Actor Gabriel Byrne has married his long-term girlfriend the filmmaker Hannah Beth King in County Cork.

Hazel Allen of the famous Allen cookery school famiy confirmed to that the wedding took place in Ballymaloe at the cookery school there.

Hazel said "Well our policy is not to give out information on our guests, but yes I can tell you that it was fabulous".

Actor and politician Mannix Flynn, a close friend of Byrne, spoke about the wedding on RTE's 'Liveline'. He said "I want to congratulate both of them and wish many years of great togetherness and happiness, that's fantastic news.

"That's a very strong statement to each other and they did it in a great place. It's a fantastic location for anybody to tie the knot so to speak."

The couple are said to be honeymooning in Ireland at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.

Byrne has stated in the past that filmmaker King is "lovely, intelligent, and beautiful, absolutely beautiful."

The Irish star previously married Ellen Barkin in 1988 but they separated amicably in 1993 and later divorced in 1999.