If you desired to live in Ireland, but circumstances prevented you from doing so, what’s your Plan B? Jane Fadely found herself in that situation and she discovered Fletcher, North Carolina. Fletcher is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, centrally located 12 miles south of Asheville and 9 miles north of Hendersonville. Jane has led a fascinating life, including growing up as the daughter of a candy salesman (think of crates of m&ms in your garage … ) working as a laborer on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, living in Ireland and writing several books. Find out about Jane’s journey to Fletcher, on Episode 43 of Retire There with Gil & Gene.
Jane Fadely’s book on moving to, and living in, Ireland is Chickens in the Garden, Wellies by the Door: An American in Rural Ireland. Her book on reluctantly leaving Ireland and, eventually, moving to North Carolina is Leaving Ireland: The Long Road Back to America. And Jane’s book on traveling to Ireland is Irish Bits & Pieces: Ireland… Take Me Away!.
Jane’s fictional works include: