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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

Liam McCallion

Liam McCallion

Date of death: 07-07-2019

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Liam McCallion (as a result of a tragic motorbike accident) in Leicester, England on the 7th of July 2019.

May he rest in peace.

Loving son of Billy and the late Joyce. Devoted brother to Thomas, Steven, Rachel, Ellie, Daisy and Grace. A much loved uncle to Ruby-Rose, Dolcie, Ava, Reggie, Arthur and Frederick. Beloved stepson to Ashley and Lesley.

Liam’s remains will be reposing overnight at McClafferty’s Funeral Home on the 16th of July. His remains will leave McClafferty’s Funeral Home at 10am on the 17th of July to repose at his aunt Pauline’s residence, 7 Beechwood Street, funeral leaving from there on Friday 19th July at 9:30am for 10:00am requiem mass in St Columba’s Church, Longtower burial afterwards in the City Cemetery.

Wake House Strictly Private From 11pm until 10am.

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

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. St Padre Pio pray for him.

Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823
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Robert (Ronnie) Lamberton

Robert (Ronnie) Lamberton

Date of death: 05-07-2019

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Robert (Ronnie) Lamberton formerly of Wellington Street peacefully at the Foyle Hospice on 5th of July 2019.

May he rest in peace.

Loving husband of the late Eileen. Devoted father of Kay, Ann, Tina and John. Much loved son of the late Charles and Kathleen. Dearest brother to Jim, Nana, John, Tony, Charlie and Patsy.

Reposing at his late residence, 121 William Street, funeral leaving from there on Sunday 7th July at 9:00am for 09:30am requiem mass in St Eugene’s Cathedral, burial afterwards in the City Cemetery.

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

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. St Padre Pio pray for him.

Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Paddy McCrossan Jr

Paddy McCrossan Jr

Date of death: 19-06-2019

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Paddy McCrossan Jr at his home on 19th of June 2019.

May he rest in peace.

Devoted father to Mia. Beloved son of Mary and Patrick. Loving brother to Darren, Daniel, Donna, Raymond, Serena and Nathan.

Reposing at his late residence, 69 Academy Rd, funeral leaving from there on Friday 21st June at 9:30am for 10:00am requiem mass in St Eugene’s Cathedral, burial afterwards in the City Cemetery.

House Strictly Private from 11pm until 10am.

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. St Padre Pio pray for him.

Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Kathleen (Veronica) McCrystal

Kathleen (Veronica) McCrystal

Date of death: 14-06-2019

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Kathleen (Veronica) McCrystal at Altnagelvin Hospital on 14th of June 2019.
May she rest in peace.
Beloved mother of Lisa, Caroline and the late Susan and William. Much loved daughter of Celine. Dear sister to Marie and Bernadette. Devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. Loving cousin to Pat and Linda.
Reposing at her late residence, 12 Donal Casey Court, funeral leaving from there on Monday 17th June at 9:00am for 9:30am requiem mass in St Brigid’s Church Carnhill, cremation afterwards at 2pm in Lakelands Crematorium Cavan.
Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul. Our lady of knock pray for her.
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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