James (Jim) Mathers Ironside

Ceann Torr, Cairns Hill, Sligo and formerly of Aberdeen and Strandhill.

23 Mar, 2022

Peacefully, surrounded by his family at University Hospital Galway. Jim, predeceased by his son James. Loving husband of Liz (McTernan) and dear father of Sandra, Dorothy, Tracy, Wendy and Craig. He will be sadly missed by his wife Liz, daughters, son, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters Nessie, Sheila, Edith and Elizabeth, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbors and friends.

Rest in Peace.

Reposing at The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo on Thursday evening (24th March) from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Funeral will arrive to St. John’s Church, Carraroe, Sligo on Friday morning at 11:00am for Requiem mass. Cremation Service will take place in Shannon Crematorium for family only at 5:00pm.

You can stream Jim’s funeral mass live by clicking ‘Church Live Stream’ below.

You are welcome to stream Jim’s Cremation Service live by clicking ‘Cremation Service Live Stream’ below and entering the password – BF16C

House private please.

If you will be attending the funeral, please wear a mask or face covering and refrain from shaking hands with the family.

Family flowers only. Donations in lieu of flowers if desired to Sligo Cancer Support Centre, care of The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home.

You are welcome to leave a message of condolence for his family below.

You are welcome to leave a message of condolence below for the family – please see form at bottom of page. Alternatively, you can send a private message to the family on info@sligofuneralhome.ie


  1. It was an honour and a privilege to have Jim as our neighbour. He was a true gentleman. We’ll miss the cul-de-sac chats dearly. Deepest condolences to Liz and the whole family. Xavier, Sorcha and Cuán.

  2. Deepest condolonces to Liz and family on the death of Jim . He was a gentleman and a great friend to our family . May he rest in peace .
    Aoife,Niamh,Martina & Odran

  3. Sad to hear of Jim’s passing. A pleasant man. RIP.

  4. Sincere condolences to Liz and the Ironside family. We are saddened at the loss of a lovely neighbour and friend.
    Rest in peace Jim

  5. We just got our brother back in our life. It was so special we all loved Jim dearly. NESSIE SHEILA EDITH ELIZABETH XX

  6. It is one of the proudest joys in my life that I knew Jim for my whole life. It deeply saddens me to learn of his passing. I send my condolences to Liz and his entire family. While I can not be with them physically through these tough times, I am thinking of them constantly as I remember Jim’s large impact on my life. Not a swing of a golf club or a lick of an ice cream cone will go by again without remembering the great man that he was. I am truly honored to say that Jim taught me so much and was a true mentor in life for me. I will cherish all the memories we have together, remembering every word of wisdom he gave me through both tough times and good. I wish that he rest in peace. I hope he can look down on the world and see his vast impact on many of us. May we all put on a good show for him and let him see that we are all better people for having known him. With love I pass along my condolences to his family and all who had the privilege of meeting a true gentleman who exhibited honor, understanding and a cheerful nature that is shining example for all of us.

  7. Very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. The hospitality Liz and Jim showed us on our all to infrequent visits to Sligo speak volumes for Jim’s warm and generous nature. Our thoughts and prayers are with Liz and Jim’s family.

  8. Sincere condolences to you Liz and the Ironside family on Jim,s passing may he Rest In Peace.

  9. Bernard Harte Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing he was a great friend condolence to Liz and Ironside family

  10. The Irish Golf and Club Managers Association send Liz and the Ironside Family it’s deepest sympathies on the loss of Jim. He was a great influence in our industry and served as Past President with great distinction. May he rest in peace.

  11. Today, we honor a true gentlemen.
    His presence filled a room.
    His quick wit and humor
    & his laugh drew you in.

    A very kind, empathetic soul,
    who quietly counseled
    With thoughtful wisdom that lingers
    at the front of the mind today.

    A lover of vanilla ice cream,
    Travel adventures,
    The feel of a golf club,
    Hosting a meal for family & friends.

    He left a mark on every life he met,
    but on our family,
    his impact is enormously felt,
    as no memory arises without the feel of his presence.

    High School Graduations,
    College Graduation,
    Eagle Scout Ceremony,
    Soccer games,
    Irish dancing performances,
    Jim and his Liz were there.

    He still will be
    As he is carried with us
    Into future memories
    As he rests in peace.

  12. We are sorry to hear of Jim’s passing our sincere condolence to Liz and all Jim’s Family.
    A true gentleman. Rest in Peace Jim.

  13. Very sad to hear this news, a good friend over the years my sympathies to Liz and the family. Rest in peace

  14. Uncle and brother -in-law Jim
    We only got to meet you again for a short while but you made such a big impression on us. May you rest in peace and all our love till we meet again.
    Love from all your Scottish family.

  15. Sincere sympathy Liz and family, we just heard of Jim’s passing. He was such a lovely and helpful neighbour.
    Werner & Rita Biederbeck

  16. Sincere condolences to Liz and the Ironside family on Jim’s passing. May he Rest In Peace.

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