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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

Sean O'Kane

Sean O’Kane

Date of death: 07-01-2022

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Sean O’Kane, peacefully at his late family home, surrounded by all of his loving family on the 7th of January 2022.

Late of 39 Abbots Walk. May he rest in peace.

Beloved son of Briege and Feargal O’Kane. Loving brother of Feargal, Eireann, Ciara and Colleen. Devoted uncle of Shea, Charlie and Emerald. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all his wider family circle, friends and neighbours.

Sean’s remains are now reposing at his late family home, 28 Tyrconnell Street. Funeral leaving from there on Monday 10th January at 10:20am for 11:00am requiem mass in St. Columba’s Church, Longtower. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

Please maintain social distancing and adhere to government guidelines at all times.

Sean’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live via the link below;

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“Free Now From His Suffering”

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

Leonard McKinney (Brother Len)

Leonard McKinney (Brother Len)

Date of death: 05-01-2022

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Leonard McKinney (Brother Len), suddenly at his late home on the 5th of January 2022.

Late of 18 Osborne Street. May he rest in peace.

Beloved husband of Jean. Devoted father of Gerard, Martina, Len, Bill and Andrew. Loving grandfather to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all his wider family circle, friends and neighbours.

Len’s remains will be reposing at his late family home, 29 Ernest Street, from 7:30pm this evening. Funeral leaving from there on Saturday 8th January at 10:20am for 11:00am requiem mass in St. Eugene’s Cathedral. Interment will take place immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

Please maintain social distancing and adhere to government guidelines at all times.

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

St Padre Pio Pray For Him. Our Lady Of Lourdes Intercede For Him.

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

Tracey Carberry

Tracey Carberry

Date of death: 04-01-2022

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Tracey Carberry, peacefully at Altnagelvin hospital on the 4th of January 2022.

Late of 15 Coneyburrow, Strathfoyle. May she rest in peace.

Devoted mother of Dylan and Maddison. Beloved daughter of Trisha. Loving sister of Ann and Adrian. A much loved niece to all her aunts and uncles. A dear cousin. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all her wider family circle, friends and neighbours.

Tracey’s remains will be reposing at her late home 15 Coneyburrow, Strathfoyle, from 7pm this evening. Funeral leaving from there on Saturday 8th January at 09:20am for 10:00am requiem mass in the Holy Family Church, Ballymagroarty. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

Please maintain social distancing and adhere to government guidelines at all times.

Tracey’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live via the link below;
http://www.holyfamily-parish.com/media.html

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

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

 

Edward (Eddie) McCarron

Edward (Eddie) McCarron

Date of death: 04-01-2022

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Edward (Eddie) McCarron, peacefully at the Foyle Hospice on the 4th of January 2022.

Late of 150 Westway. May he rest in peace.

Beloved husband of Roisin. Loving brother of Donald and the late Jane, Eileen and James. A much loved uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all his wider family circle, friends and neighbours.

Eddie’s remains are now reposing at the McClafferty Funeral Home & Chapel Of Rest. His remains will leave from there on Friday 7th of January at 11.30am for his funeral requiem mass to take place in St. Mary’s Church, Creggan at 12pm. Interment immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

Please maintain social distancing and adhere to government guidelines at all times.

Family and friends are welcome to pay their respects at the McClafferty Funeral Home on Thursday 6th January between 2pm – 4pm.

Eddie’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live via the below link;
https://www.churchservices.tv/creggan

St. Padre Pio Pray For Him. Our Lady Of Lourdes Intercede for 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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