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Here when you need us

About us

Established in 1904, McClafferty are the city’s longest established independent funeral director whom have earned an excellent reputation for providing a professional, compassionate and dignified service for bereaved families across our communities and beyond. Our professional staff will co-ordinate all aspects of the funeral arrangements in an authentic, personal, caring and sensitive manner to your exacting requirements. We have experience across all religious and non-religious denominations.

02871 262823

Where are we located?

Our head office and funeral home is located in Rathmor Business Park and we have established a new funeral office at Woodside Heights in the Waterside. These state-of-the-art facilities enable us to provide a first-class service to families on both sides of the River Foyle.

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Funeral Home – Cityside Office:
Unit 3 Rathmor Business Park Derry, BT48 0LZ

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Waterside Office:
Unit 9 Woodland Close, Woodside Heights, Waterside, BT47 2FG

Services

With McClafferty Funeral Directors there is no such thing as a standard arrangement. We work with you to customise and personalise every detail to your exacting requirements. Our experienced and professional staff will help guide you through each step of the planning process discussing all your expectations such as funeral costs, floral arrangements, funeral vehicles, and coffin selection, every detail will be fine-tuned. We liaise with all medical staff, clergy, cemeteries, and crematoria as and when required. Our goal is to remove as much stress as possible from your family during what is a difficult and upsetting time.

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Our promise is to help you arrange or plan a funeral with authenticity, care, respect, and reassurance.

Our proprietor Kieran Connor and his team of professionals are here to listen, advise and guide you through all your options during what is a difficult and upsetting time.

Our Heritage

In 2019 McClafferty Funeral Directors marks 115 years as the city’s longest established funeral director.

1904

September 2, 1904

Mr. John L. McClafferty established McClafferty Funeral Directors in King Street in the Waterside, Derry in 1904. He and his family ran the business until 1974. The image shows McClafferty Funeral Directors funeral home all those years ago.

1974

March 14, 1974

In 1974 Mr. Jack McKeone took ownership of McClafferty Funeral Directors whilst situated at Meenan Square in the Bogside. He continued to run the business for the next 13 years.

1987

February 17, 1987

Ownership then passed to Mr. John Casey in 1987 who remained at the helm alongside his family for 32 years. The image shows Mr. John Casey directing a funeral in 2014 with a horse-drawn carriage in procession on the Brandywell Road clearly showing the old Brandywell Stadium in the background recently renamed the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.

2019

March 8, 2019

In March 2019 our new owner and proprietor Mr. Kieran Connor took the reigns of McClafferty Funeral Directors and has devoted himself to providing an authentic, personal & caring service to the families of Derry and beyond in their time of need.

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Obituaries

Francis Doherty

Francis Doherty

Date of death: 29-03-2020

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Francis Doherty peacefully at Altnagelvin Hospital on the 29th of March 2020.

May he rest in peace.

Beloved son of Steven and the late Ann. Loving brother of Liam, Paul, Brian, Catherine, David and Richard. Deeply regretted and missed by all his wider family circle and friends.

Reposing at the McClafferty chapel of rest. Francis remains will leave the McClafferty funeral home at 6:30pm this evening to repose overnight in St Mary’s Church “Devine Mercy Chapel”, Creggan for requiem mass on Monday 30th March at 10am, burial immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

Wake and funeral strictly private for immediate family and close friends due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic.

Francis funeral mass can be streamed live on the St Marys Church, Creggan live webcam via the below link;

http://www.cregganchapel.com/webcam.html

Peace Perfect Peace.

Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Lena (Kathleen) Ferry née Crossan

Lena (Kathleen) Ferry née Crossan

Date of death: 26-03-2020

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Lena (Kathleen) Ferry née Crossan peacefully at the Ardlough Care Home on the 26th of March 2020.

Formally of 4 Iveagh Pk, Prehen and a former nurse of Ward 20 Altnagelvin. May she rest in peace.

Beloved wife of the late Pat. Loving mother of Ursula, Martin, Colm, Clare, Anne-Marie, Una, Teresa and the late Brian. A much loved grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. Deeply regretted and missed by all her wider family circle and friends.

Reposing at the McClafferty chapel of rest. Lena’s remains will leave the McClafferty funeral home at 5:40pm today to repose overnight in St Columb’s Church, Waterside for requiem mass on Friday 27th March at 10am, burial immediately afterwards in the Ardmore Cemetery.

Wake and funeral strictly private for family and close friends due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Ardlough Care Home c/o Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, Unit 3 Rathmor Business Pk, Derry, BT48 0LZ.

Our Lady Of Lourdes Pray For Her.

Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Kathleen Cooke née Long

Kathleen Cooke née Long

Date of death: 12-03-2020

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Kathleen Cooke née Long peacefully at her late home on the 12th of March 2020.

May she rest in peace.

Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of Joy, Nigel, Denis and the late Ronnie. A much loved grandmother of Rory. Deeply regretted and missed by all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Kathleen’s remains are reposing at the McClafferty chapel of rest. Her remains will leave the McClafferty funeral home at 4:15pm on Saturday 14th March to repose overnight in St Columba’s Church Longtower for funeral mass on Sunday 15th March at 10am, burial immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

On Her Soul Sweet Jesus Have Mercy. Our Lady Of Lourdes Intercede For Her.

Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Patrick O'Hara

Patrick O’Hara

Date of death: 26-02-2020

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Patrick O’Hara at Altnagelvin Hospital on the 26th of February 2020.
 
May he rest in peace.
 
Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Loving father of John, Jude and Martin. Devoted father-in-law to Vivienne, Cathy and Diane. A much loved grandfather and great-grandfather, Deeply regretted and missed by all his wider family circle and friends.
 
Patrick’s remains will be reposing at his late home 423 Carnhill from 6pm this evening, funeral leaving from there on Friday 28th February at 9:00am for 9:30am requiem mass in St Brigid’s Church, Carnhill, burial afterwards in the City Cemetery.
 
To Know Him Was To Love Him.
 
Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Contact us

Phone:
02871 262823

Email:
services@mcclaffertyfunerals.com

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Funeral Home – Cityside Office:
Unit 3 Rathmor Business Park Derry, BT48 0LZ

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Waterside Office:
Unit 9 Woodland Close, Woodside Heights, Waterside, BT47 2FG

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