Skip to content

About the Books

Clashmore Mike

Clashmore Mike – Dublin to Dome

Notre Dame’s famed leprechaun has rallied fans for decades, but the leprechaun wasn’t the first mascot to help the team shake down the thunder…

Clashmore Mike, a spunky Irish Terrier originally given as a gift to Knute Rockne, inspired and entertained fans for more than 40 years before the leprechaun. From 1924 to 1965, Clashmore Mike’s antics on and off the field brought the team more than luck – the little terriers had a better record than any other mascot in college football.

Dublin to Dome is a sequel to Clashmore Mike Comes Home. An old terrier in the Irish village of Clashmore recalls how he accidentally joined a family emigrating to America in 1924 and wound up as the original mascot of Fighting Irish football.

Clashmore Mike Comes Home

Notre Dame fans of all ages will enjoy the adventures of Mikey, a modern-day Irish Terrier who comes to campus for a tailgate party with his family. Mikey gets lost from his people, but through his exploration of campus, discovers the true story of Clashmore Mike.

See sample pages >>

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Peggy permalink
    August 20, 2011 2:36 pm

    I almost flipped when I received my Irish Terrier Club of America newsletter today showing this new book. I used to play with Clashmore in the late 50s as a small child when my brother played ND football. I have owned Irish Terriers since 1980 and whenever we have walked the campus we have been stopped and comments made about the former mascot! I graduated from St. Mary’s in 1972. I have a Clashmore Mike collection thanks to EBay and this book will be such a lovely addition. My present Irish Terriers Clancy and Maggie would LOVE to bring the team on to the field! Thanks for doing this project!

  2. Mike O'S permalink
    December 18, 2013 9:34 pm

    Brendan, this looks like a fun book! I’ve ordered it for my grandchildren! Go Irish !
    Mike O’S

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.