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05/23/2011 11:12 am ET | Updated Jul 23, 2011

Obama Ireland Trip Hits A Bump As Armored Car Gets Stuck In Dublin (VIDEO)

President Obama's stop in Ireland hit a snag when his armored car got stuck on a ramp leaving the U.S. Embassy in Dublin.

Cheers erupted as the car approached the gate, which quickly turned to gasps of surprise as the car loudly scrapes the ramp.

The large crowd gathered outside the embassy alternated between cheers and boos of annoyance. "Nice bit of driving!" one onlooker offered, while another volunteered to help push the car.

Obama is visiting Dublin as part of a European tour including Ireland, Britain, France and Poland. In Ireland, he visited Moneygall, "the small Irish village where his great-great-great grandfather once lived and worked as a shoemaker," according to the AP. "We're delighted for this day. We thought it would never happen," added resident Aileen Spillane.

Watch the president's driving debacle below: