Learning to a be a jarvey as a horse drawn cab returns to the streets of Dublin.
Siobhán Cleary takes to the streets of Dublin to learn to be a taxi driver. But this isn't just any old taxi.
It has no gearbox, no fuel tank, no engine, just pure horsepower.
Cab driver or jarvey, Bernard Fagan, along with his trusty horse a Welsh Cob named Tommy, take Siobhán around the city by carriage. Their leisurely journey begins at the Jameson Distillery in Smithfield.
Bernard's family have a long connection with these carriages. His father was a stableman in Jameson's and his uncle worked as a draft horse supplier.
This episode of 'Evening Extra' was broadcast on 16 December 1987. The reporter is Siobhán Cleary.
'Evening Extra' was a nightly magazine programme which ran from Monday to Friday at 7 pm dealing with current issues and people in the news. The first episode was aired on Monday 13 October 1986 and it ran for 278 shows over 2 years until the final show on 29 April 1988. The programme had numerous presenters and reporters including Siobhan Cleary, Richard Crowley, Bibi Baskin, Aonghus McAnally and Shay Healy.