Born in Limerick, Ireland, Jane grew up in a storytelling family, relishing both the ancient epic Celtic tales and the rollicking tales of Irish country folk. From the fireplace round of neighbors and family filling the evening with old and new stories, to living and working in Germany for 29 years, close to a rich story culture, she has collected stories all along the way. She held the title of US Champion in Irish Storytelling for 4 years. Jane has told at festivals on three continents, at corporate events and birthday parties, at Irish hooleys and wakes, and in schools, hospitals and retirement homes. She now lives part of the year on Achill island, Co. Mayo, where the tradition continues.