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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?

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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 2024 McClafferty Funeral Directors marks 120 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

Peter Walker

Peter Walker

Date of Death: 06-02-23

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Peter Walker, peacefully at Altnagelvin hospital on 6th of February 2023.
Late of Culmore Manor and formerly of Greenwalk. May he rest in peace.
Beloved son of the late Peter and Jean. Loving brother of John, Patricia, Jim, Jean, Stella, Stephen, Brian, Maureen and Roisin. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all of his wider family circle, friends and neighbours.
Peter’s remains will be reposing at his nephew Joseph’s residence, 2 Claremont Manse from 5:30 pm this afternoon, Monday 6th February. Funeral leaving from there on Wednesday 8th February at 09:20am for 10am requiem mass in St. Mary’s Church, Creggan. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.
Peter’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live via the link below;
“To Know Him Was To Love Him”
All Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, 02871262823.

 

Brian Begley

Brian Begley

Date of death: 04-02-2023

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Brian Begley, peacefully at his home, surrounded by all of his loving family on 4th of February 2023.
Late of 8 Brookdale Crescent. May he rest in peace.
Beloved husband of Jeanette. Devoted father of Damien, Stephen, Catriona and Colm. A much loved uncle of Kate. Loving granda of Hannah, Lorcan, Ben, Meabh, Paige, Aoifew and Zack. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all of his wider family circle, friends and neighbours.
Brian’s remains will be reposing at his late home, 8 Brookdale Crescent from 5:30pm this afternoon, Saturday 4th February. Funeral leaving from there on Monday 6th February at 10:20am for 11am requiem mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Galliagh. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.
Brian’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live via the link below;
Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Foyle Hospice c/o the immediate family or Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, Unit 3a, Rathmor Business Pk, Derry, BT48 0LZ.
“To Know His Was To Love Him”
All Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, 02871262823.

Shirley Lee née Ferris

Shirley Lee née Ferris

Date of death: 02-02-2023

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Shirley Lee née Ferris, peacefully at Altnagelvin hospital, surrounded by all of her loving family on 2nd of February 2023.

Late of 58 Whitethorn Drive. May she rest in peace.

Beloved wife of the late Billy. Devoted mother of Kim, Steven, Liam, Paul, Demi and Michaela. Loving granny of Leah, Mackenzie and Jaxon. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all of her wider family circle, friends and neighbours.

Shirley’s remains will be reposing at her son Liam’s home, 19 Whitethorn Drive, Curryneirin from 9pm this evening, Friday 3rd February. Funeral leaving from there on Monday 6th February at 9:20am for 10am requiem mass in St. Mary’s Church, Ardmore. A private cremation will take place immediately afterwards at Lakeland’s Crematorium, Co. Cavan.

Wake House Private From 9pm till 10am.

Shirley’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live via the link below;
http://www.ardmoreparish.com/webcam.html

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the ICU Altnagelvin c/o the immediate family or Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, Unit 3a, Rathmor Business Pk, Derry, BT48 0LZ.

“Our Lady Of Knock Intercede For Her”

All Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, 02871262823.

George Ryan

George Ryan

Date of death: 01-02-2023

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of George Ryan, peacefully at the Foyle Hospice, surrounded by all of his loving family and friends on 1st of February 2023.
Late of Marlborough Street and formerly of Drumleck Drive. May he rest in peace.
A much loved and renowned Bogside History Tour Guide.
Beloved son of the late Willie and Marian. Loving brother of Liam, Jackie and the late Robbie. Dearest brother-in-law of Martrese. A much loved uncle of Conor, Gareth, Megan, Kelly, Karli and Nicky. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all of his wider family circle, friends and neighbours.
George’s remains will be reposing at his brother Liam’s residence, 61 Ederowen Park from 3:30pm this afternoon, Thursday 2nd February. Funeral leaving from there on Saturday 4th February at 09:20am for 10am requiem mass in Our Lady Of Lourdes Church, Steelstown. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.
Wake House Private From 10pm till 10am.
George’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live via the link below;
“To Know Him Was To Love Him”
All Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, 02871262823.

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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