Lads from my time come in now with their grandchildren to buy the rods

“Lads from my time come in now with their grandchildren to buy the rods and reels and all the tackle for the weekend and to see the same light and excitement in their eyes is always the best part of this job. I know them all by their names, you know? I started in 1959, right here. Guess what’s changed inside here? Nothing! The same old shelves since I started when I was 19. Guess what has changed out there? Everything! This shop is a little spot of history in Temple Bar. It was cobblestones first, then asphalt. Then all the tourists started to come so back to cobblestones. There were times when I could get onto the bus from the front of the shop. Time went fast through here, you know? Only we stayed.”