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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 262 823

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 Rathmore 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 conducting a funeral in the city during their tenure.

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

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

William (Billy) Doherty

William (Billy) Doherty

Date of death: 07-06-2019

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of William (Billy) Doherty at Altnagelvin Hospital on 7th of June 2019.

May he rest in peace.

Beloved son of the late Bernard and Elizabeth. Loving brother to Jean, Betty, Mary, Helen, Celine, Patricia, Angela and the late Hugh, Peggy, Tony and Brian. Devoted uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Reposing at his late residence, 14 Central Drive, funeral leaving from there on Sunday 9th June at 11.45am for 12:15pm requiem mass in St Mary’s Church Creggan, burial immediately afterwards in the city cemetery.

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.

Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Martin Hillen

Martin Hillen

Date of death: 03-06-2019

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Martin Hillen at Altnagelvin Hospital on 3rd of June 2019.

May he rest in peace.

Beloved son of Mary and the late Jim. Loving partner of Paula. Dearest brother to James, Sharon, Sean, Christopher, Catherine and Marie. Devoted brother in law.

Reposing at his sister Marie’s residence, 21 Aranmore Avenue, funeral leaving from there on Thursday 6th June at 9.30am for 10am requiem mass in St Mary’s Church Creggan, burial immediately afterwards in the city cemetery.

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.

Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Angela King (née Breslin)

Angela King (née Breslin)

Date of death: 01-06-2019

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Angela King Née Breslin, 4 Ardglen Pk, Derry at the North West Cancer Centre Altnagelvin on 1st of June 2019.

May she rest in peace .

Loving mother to Aine and Catriona. Soulmate of Tom.
Devoted grandmother to Jake and Niamh. Dearest daughter of Betty and the late John. Beloved sister and sister in law.
Reposing at her late residence, funeral leaving from there on Wednesday 5th June at 9.20am for 10am requiem mass in St Mary’s Church Creggan, cremation afterwards at 2pm in Lakelands Crematorium Cavan.

Family flowers only and donations if desired in lieu to Ward 50 Altnagelvin C/O Mr Kieran Connor at McClafferty Funeral Directors.

House Strictly Private on the 2nd June 2019. Family time from 10pm to 11am.

Our lady of knock pray for her. On her soul sweet Jesus have mercy.

Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Contact us

Phone:
028 7126 2823

Email:
services@mcclaffertyfunerals.com

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

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

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