Jackie Lynan makes her Sunday Miscellany debut on RTÉ Radio 1 with a charming story of schoolgirl determination - listen above. 

My dream was to interview the band for my school magazine. But how could I organise it? I was a teenager without any media contacts. But I was a voracious reader of newspapers, which is how I found out that the Hothouse Flowers were to play at the City of Culture event in the Mansion House. I decided to write to the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Michael Donnelly, to ask if I, as the band's biggest fan, could attend along with the invited councillors. 

Jackie Lynam and Liam Ó Maonlaí 

I checked the post every morning but... nothing.

But I was young and very determined...

Sunday Miscellany, RTÉ Radio 1, Sunday, 9.10 - 10am - listen back here.