An Lá seo romham

Charlie Mac Mac Pháidín Image Name: Charlie Mac Mac Pháidín Description: Charlie Mac Mac Pháidín, fear tacsaí, ar an gclár An Lá Seo Romham Dé Máirt 3 Meitheamh Copyright: Dónall Mac Ruairí
Dónall Mac Ruairí Image Name: Dónall Mac Ruairí Description: Dónall Mac Ruairí

Inniu, cloisfimid an chéad chlár sa tsraith nua seo i sceideal an tsamhraidh faoi dhaoine atá ag plé le gairmeacha beatha éagsúla.  Inniu, beidh an láithreoir Dónall Mac Ruairí i gcuideachta Charlie Mac Mhic Pháidín, fear tacsaí.  Is fada na bóithre a dtiomáint aige luath ar maidin agus iontach luath ar maidin, agus chuaigh Dónall amach ina chuideachta ar oíche Lá Fhéile Pádraig.  Labhrann Charlie leis faoi mar a thosaigh sé i mbun oibre den chineál seo, agus na buntáistí agus mí bhuntáistí a bhaineann leis.  Is minic, fosta, a chuid paisinéirí le cluinstin agus iad ag seanmóir faoi Charlie Mac agus a chuid buanna mar fhear tacsaí!

Today, we hear the first programme in a new summer series about people who work in different professions, as presenter Dónall Mac Ruairí learns what it’s like to spend a day in their lives.  Today, he is out and about with taxi man Charlie Mac Mac Pháidín.  Charlie has been driving the roads of the northwest late in the night and very early in the morning for many years, and Dónall went out with him on St Patrick’s night this year to experience it for himself.  Charlie talks about how he got started in this line of work, its advantages and disadvantages.  We also hear from plenty of Charlie’s passengers, who sing Charlie’s praises as a taxi man!