Watch As O'Bama Goes To An Irish Pub For A Pint Of Guinness (And As His Car Breaks Down While Leaving US Embassy)

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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have arrived in Moneygall, Ireland, officially, for a short visit and to visit his ancestral home. Follow live coverage here. Good thing the world is not imploding in the meantime.

For some serious comedic relief, here is the video of the President leaving the embassy, as his car breaks down (for those wondering, yes, it is a GM).

Luckily there is an official log covering his every step:

US President Barack Obama's 24-hour visit to Ireland began with a meeting with President Mary McAleese at Áras an Uachtaráin.

He also held talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Farmleigh, visited
the US Embassy in Ballsbridge and is now en route to Moneygall in Co

President Obama will return to Dublin this afternoon for a rally on College Green.

The event will feature performances from the likes of Jedward, Westlife, The Coronas, Sharon Shannon and others.

Sports stars Brian O'Driscoll, Pádraig Harrington, Katie Taylor, Robbie Keane and Henry Shefflin will also feature in the event.


1529 As the rain buckets down again, the Obamas duck into the house which stands on the site of the old ancestral homestead.

1523 More babies and handshakes, more broad smiles from the Obamas
in Moneygall. They seem to be genuinely enjoying this, and are taking
more time on their walkabout than anyone could have expected

1515 A baby has been passed out to President Obama, who raises it aloft.... and hands it back!

1514 'My two daughters are so mad they souldn't make it here,' Michelle Obama is overheard saying to someone in the crowd

1512 Handshakes and hollers all around as the Obamas meet some of the crowds waiting on the Main Street in Moneygall

1510 President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have arrived in Moneygall and distant relative Henry Healy gets a big hug from both of them

1509 The travails of President Obama's car 'The Beast' can be seen here

1506 The pelting rain has stopped and the sun has broken through the clouds in Moneygall as the Obama's cortege approaches

1456 President Obama and his wife have just landed in Offaly. Michelle Obama is sensibly donning a raincoat

1455 The scene in Moneygall a short time ago

1437 The Obamas have now boarded a helicopter to travel to Moneygall

1432 According to RTE’s Caitríona Perry
Obama’s vehicle – nicknamed ‘The Beast’ - was stuck on the security
ramp at the embassy for about five minutes before they left in a second

1426 After the drama at Ballsbridge, in which his car got stuck on a ramp, President Obama is expected to arrive in Moneygall around 1515

1414 RTÉ News reporter Samantha Libreri took this photo of the crowds gathering at Dame Street a short time ago

1359 The queue for this evening's College Green event is stretching from Parliament Street to Christchurch.

1356 Taken on Dame Street a short time ago

1348 One of the vehicles in President Obama's
motorcade has got stuck on the ramp outside the US Embassy in
Ballsbridge while attempting to leave.

1301 Head Gardener at Áras an Uachtaráin Robert Norris said President Obama asked him to take good care of the tree he had planted.

Mr Norris said for him it was a terrific week, having planted a tree with the Queen and the US President.

He said he assured President Obama that the tree was in safe hands.

1258 Gardaí have warned that moving in Dublin will be even more difficult this afternoon with some areas closed from 2.30pm until 7pm and the quays closed from 4.30pm-9pm.

Up to 25,000 are expected to attend the outdoor event.

1252 The inscription on the hurley
is: Presented to Barack Obama President of the United States of America
on the occasion of his first visit to Ireland, May 2011 by An Taoiseach
Enda Kenny T.D.

It was made by Philip Archibold of Heritage Hurleys.

1247 There are a large number of onlookers gathered near the US Embassy in Ballsbridge. However, they are about 150 metres from the gate where President Barack Obama and his entourage will enter the embassy.

1206 Mr and Mrs Obama have left Farmleigh a few minutes behind schedule and embarked on the next leg of the visit, which will take in Moneygall, Co Offaly.

1205 President Obama is now waving a hurley purposefully outside Farmleigh.

1159 Mr Kenny said a collection of Hawaiian children's stories by Padraic Colum had been given to the Obamas as gifts for their children Malia and Sasha.

1157 Mr Obama said it was 'inspiring to see the progress that is being made in Northern Ireland'.

1155 Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he discussed a number of issues with Mr Obama including the EU/IMF bailout, last week’s visit of Queen Elizabeth II, the use of Shannon Airport by the US military.

Mr Obama said it is ‘heartwarming’ to be in Ireland.

‘We are glad to see progress is being made in stabilising the economic situation here.’

‘The friendship and the bond between Ireland and the US could not be stronger.

‘Obviously it is not just a matter of strategic interests. It’s not
just a matter of foreign policy, for the United States and Ireland
carries a blood lineage.

‘For millions of Irish-Americans this continues to symbolise the
homeland and the extraordinary traditions of an extraordinary people.’

1146 Large queues of people now gathering on Dame Street to see the US president speak this evening. Photo courtesy of @barratree

1122 Dublin's north and south quays now closed to traffic.

1110 Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala have greeted the President and First Lady at Farmleigh.

Mrs Kenny and Mrs Obama will tour the garden, while the political leaders have a private discussion for about 30 minutes.

1107 Over 200 people are now queuing on Lord Edward Street in Dublin in order to gain access to Mr Obama's address on Dame Street later on this afternoon.

1100 Barack and Michelle Obama have left Áras an Uachtaráin to travel the short distance to Farmleigh.

1044 The Obamas and the McAleeses pose with the three children who rang the Peace Bell.

1044 Not surprisingly Mr Obama's visit has attracted lots of media attention.

1038 President Obama meets head gardener at Áras an Uachtaráin Robert Norris before planting an upright Irish Oak.

1036 About 100 people are now queuing for this
evening's address by President Obama at College Green. He is due on
stage at around 6pm.

1028 RTÉ's Political Correspondent David Davin-Power says that Taoiseach Enda Kenny has arrived at Farmleigh. (Note the hurley).

1024 A man with a shiny shovel waits patiently on the US President, who is due to add to the tree count at the Áras.

1008 The Obamas have signed the visitor's book and have gone into President McAleese's office for a private meeting.

1006 President Mary McAleese and Dr Martin McAleese are welcoming President Obama and Michelle Obama at Áras an Uachtaráin.

Mr Obama said he was 'thrilled to be here' and commented on the sun coming out.

1002 The Presidential motorcade is en route to the Áras

0957 The helicopter carrying the President and Michelle Obama has touched down

0952 After a short flight from the Airport, Marine Two has landed in the Phoenix Park

0945 The Marine One helicopter has taken off from Dublin Airport to take President Obama to meet Mary McAleese at Áras an Uachtaráin.

0938 Barack and Michelle Obama are greeted at the steps of their plane by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and US Ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney.

0928 Air Force One has landed at Dublin Airport.

0927 RTÉ's live coverage of President Obama's visit begins.

0901 More than 30 people have already begun queuing for this evening's address by President Barack Obama.

The group are queuing on Lord Edward Street. Entry to the event will open at 2pm.

0900 RTÉ's Ray Kennedy says it is a wet, miserable, grey morning at Dublin Airport but Air Force One is expected to land on time.

A windswept Dublin airport (Pic: Ray Kennedy)

0858 The visit will cause severe traffic disruption, with many roads closed in the capital.

0855 US President Barack Obama will be greeted on arrival at Dublin Airport by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.


h/t Mark O'Byrne

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Ahmeexnal's picture

Are those pics for real??



Tail Dogging The Wag's picture

Folks, remember Barack claims that his uncle was one of the first Americans to liberate Auschwitz...   you can google it and youtube it. We all know it was the Soviets that liberated Auschwitz, so guess Obama's uncle was both in the Soviet Red Army and in the US Army simultaneously. WOW!

WaterWings's picture

And that was back when there were only 55 states.

thriftymost's picture

Ha ha ha, ha HAAAAAH!

Like a throwaway comment and yet . . . consider it, friends, Obama (if that's his real name) doesn't even know how many states there are.

Registered in an Indonesian school under the name "Barry Soetoro" with religion given as "Islam," and yet we're meant to believe he's a Protestant named Barack Obama . . . jumping great jehosephats, nothing matches, not the first name, not the last, not the professed religion, and so there's FAR, FAR more than a birth certificate at stake here. No one knows who this man is.

Utterly, evidently fraudelent, but a CIA-diaper baby groomed for all of this from his babyhood.

If you voted for Obama, you voted for fascism--full stop, period, end of story, everything sorted.



Bob Dobbs's picture

The liberation of Auschwitz occurred in two phases.  The first liberation took place January 27, 1945, and the Soviet army was responsible.  The second liberation took place at Bergen-Belsen, due to an attempt on the part of the prisoners to get to the non-soviet allies, in April, and the British army was in charge of that.  There were plenty of observers from all of the allied armies at both liberation's.  What he, Obama,  says might well be true.

falak pema's picture

The bitch of Belsen was the woman the Obama 'foreskin' nailed to the lamp shade. That's why every lamp bulb pays homage to the darker shade of purple Hawiian rain. Its now a 'great generation' tradition to raise your glass to the man that nailed the hide of that bitch. "You're the man...of yes we can!" Like your forefather of foreskin. (Not the one who was sheared like a kenyan goat). Not that I have anything against goats or kenyans. Just saying, as there are noble traditions and clean shaven dikks everywhere. The leader of the free world is scheduled to liberate the G8 on the D-day of global devaluation, in-spite of the ire of the Icelandic gods.

A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000's picture

My Grandfather fought in the Polish army against the Germans. He got seriously wounded by a grenade and the doctors put a paper plate in his head.

zebra's picture

and at the same time his uncle also served in the Kamikaze, if you wonder.

A Nanny Moose's picture

Dear Euronzone,

Please keep them.

Kindest Regards,



YHC-FTSE's picture

Dear Amerika,


Please take back your coffee version of GW Bush. It clashes with the furniture and frightens the children. 


Yours sincerely,


*Will gladly pay postage and packing.

DaveyJones's picture

 Think he's decaf or maybe N/A beer. No matter how much you drink, you don't feel any better.

Shylockracy's picture

There couldn't possibly be a president more representative of the hypocrisy that is today's USofA.

thriftymost's picture

The only difference between Obama and Osama is BS.

I Told YOU So's picture

yes, puke again, and again, and again........again

Racer's picture

They should kick him out of the country for allowing his banksters buddies to still be able to walk free while the Irish poor and pensioners have to suffer

High Plains Drifter's picture

the irish have been brain washed into cultural marxism as they watch their country destroyed by non white immigration and this is done on purpose to destroy the pure white culture that was ireland at one time. so now they greet this idiot we call a president and think that his color is politically correct because this is what they have been taught most of their lives and that is to hate themselves because they are white.........

scratch_and_sniff's picture

Destroy the "pure white" culture? The irish are cheering OB because it's politically correct? Hate ourselves because we are white? Man, crawl back into your fucking dirty hole and choke, you're an inbred clown that has been pumped full of nonsense you dont understand.

SRV - ES339's picture

Unfortunately, he has lots of company in the increasingly fringe element in ZH community... it's beginning to get more tedious each day to sift through the hate for those few gems of constructive wisdom... too bad.

Mad Max's picture


Many of them are professional trolls, quite literally paid to post stupid comments with the intent to discredit the site and its articles.

SRV - ES339's picture

Do you have links to any proof of this... I'd be very interested to see them (ZH always had an an aggressive angle, with a full spectrim of views, but this stuff is like suffering through an hour of the Rush Limbaugh... ouch)... thanks!

A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000's picture

Dude, I'm gonna post the links just as soon as I get my tinfoil hat sorted. Mom hid it on me again.


One day I'm gonna listen to the voices in my head and fix her little red wagon for sure*


*That means kill her

WaterWings's picture

Boys and girls, we have a new contestant!

GOSPLAN HERO's picture

Is '"troll" a racist term, comrade?

GOSPLAN HERO's picture

Any element opposing the Communist party is a "fringe element," comrade.

GOSPLAN HERO's picture

You're so PC Mr. Sniffy.

Don't get bitchy.

High Plains Drifter's picture

ah yes, political correctness. when they hear things that make their ears itchy, then they start slinging the arrows. but i stand by every word of my comment. i mean, look at what is happening all over europe. sure, i may have woke up late in life on all of this. but better late than ever. in the final determination , we must face something that our fathers of long ago always knew instinctively. you dance with who brought ya.  in order for ireland and england and europe to survive they must do two things.  they must control the jewish bankers who are wreaking havoc in their prospective countries, just like they are here and, 2. they must make all non white non indigenous peoples go back to their prospective countries of origin. ireland, england , france, germany, holland, denmark, sweden and etc etc are the nations of white peoples. these words i speak are to some angry and racist and cannot ever be spoken. but , i will speak them now because on this monday morning, this is the way i feel, seeing that disgusting creature over in ireland and like the good little stupid slaves they are, the irish, coming up to this idiot and waving at him , without thinking, of days gone by and they never stop to think why they are in the predicament they are, to my celtic friends i say this, remember your heritage and prepare for total war, or die.......

Optimusprime's picture

That's "respective countries of origin"....


Otherwise, +1.  A lot of the ZH would-be cognoscenti are a bit behind the curve in figuring out how matters stand these days, and how they got that way.

scratch_and_sniff's picture

How matters stand? So, you think that mixing race is a bad thing, thats what you are agreeing with here? And that powers lurking in the shawdows are purposefully diluting the white race to make it less potent etc, so they can overcome us with money slavery? Diluting the Irish race to make it less potent with black people, is what you say? The jews are behind it perhaps? Are they diluting the American race(what ever that is) to make it less potent? Yes, african's were brought to America to dilute your race. You tell me how matters stand fuckwit, i'm dying to know about this curve you speak of. Get me inside the mind of a genius and explain to me how you have everything in its right place. I'm in the mood for a belly laugh or two.

trav7777's picture

well, look at banking and media...tell me what you see.

Look at "civil rights" and tell me who's behind it. 

scratch_and_sniff's picture

Civil rights where trav? Syria, west Africa, Northern Ireland etc.. are the Jewish are behind all civil rights movements? Wow, they have really got they’re shit together.

Tell me what you mean, I’m not sure I understand you?

WaterWings's picture

We don't have to stick to absolutes, now do we? And since we are so tolerant of other viewpoints we can bring up all kinds of stuff, no? Lets play a little game: Fact or Fiction?:

Judea Declares War On Germany (1933)

Eugenics was quite popular before WWII

MLK Jr. was a Republican, like most blacks

Hitler nominated for Nobel Prize the year Poland was invaded.

Rick64's picture

 What does race have to do with controlling the bankers? BTW some of the whitest people in America were the banker's pawns.

FWM's picture

I get it: Asia for Asians, Africa for Africans, White Countries for everybody.

jesus_quintana's picture

As a white-skinned Celt (Scottish, Irish ancestry) I can only say: c'mon over here, walk into any pub or stand on any street corner and try spreading your racist filth. You'll get your fucking face smashed in, you stupid, ignorant cunt.

jesus_quintana's picture

And you're a nasty little racist. What's your point, you fucking clown shoe?

jesus_quintana's picture

And you're a nasty little racist. What's your point, you fucking clown shoe?

TheTmfreak's picture

Wow you're a tough guy. I guess if you don't agree with another's opinions you just fight them? Real fascist of you, don't you think? I guess we just physically SILENCE people now.