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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

Emmett Doherty

Emmett Doherty

Date of death: 25-06-2022

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Emmett Doherty, suddenly at his late home, on the 25th of June 2022.
Late of 22 Beechwood Crescent. May he rest in peace.
Beloved son of Patricia and Paul. Loving stepson of Gerry. Devoted brother of Rachael and a much loved brother-in-law of Danny. Dearest grandson of Mary. A much loved uncle of Leon and Lana. Cherished companion of Mary. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all his aunts, uncles, cousins, wider family circle, friends and neighbours.
Emmett’s remains will be reposing at his sister Rachael’s residence, 30 Inishowen Gardens, from approx. 6pm this evening. Funeral leaving from there on Thursday 30th June at 09:20am for 10am requiem mass in St. Mary’s Church, Creggan. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.
Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Northlands Centre c/o the immediate family or Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, Unit 3a, Rathmor Business Pk, Derry, BT48 0LZ.
“On His Soul Sweet Jesus Have Mercy”
Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, 02871262823.

 

Jean McBride née Kelly

Jean McBride née Kelly

Date of death: 24-06-2022

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Jean McBride née Kelly, peacefully at her late home, on the 24th of June 2022.
Late of 129 Creggan Rd. May she rest in peace.
Beloved wife of Jim. Devoted mother of Jennie, Michael and Jason. Loving grandmother of Catherine, Paul, Stephen, Nicole, Kyle, Calum, Kayla and Ayla-Jean. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all her wider family circle, friends and neighbours.
Jean’s remains are now reposing at her late residence, 129 Creggan Rd. Funeral leaving from there on Monday 27th June at 09:20am for 10am requiem mass in St. Mary’s Church, Creggan. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.
Jean’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live via the link below;
St. Bernadette Pray For Her. Our Lady Of Lourdes Intercede For Her.
Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, 02871262823.

Martin (Sa) Doherty

Martin (Sa) Doherty

Date of death: 20-06-2022

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Martin (Sa) Doherty, suddenly at his late home, on the 20th of June 2022.
Late of 12 Shanreagh Park. May he rest in peace.
Father of Sabrina and the late Martin and John-Paul. Dearest son of the late Matt and Margaret Doherty, late of 2 Miller Street. Loving Granda of Blake, Odhran and Sophia. A much loved brother of Matt, Ann, Tony, Bridgeen, Danny and Marian. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all his nieces, nephews, wider family circle, friends and neighbours.
Martin’s remains will be reposing at his sister Bridgeen’s residence, 13 Brookdale Crescent from approx 6:30pm this evening. Funeral leaving from there on Saturday 25th June at 09:20am for 10am requiem mass in St. Columba’s Church, Longtower. Cremation will take place afterwards at 2pm in Lakelands Crematorium, Co. Cavan.
Martin’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live via the link below;
Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Northlands c/o the immediate family or Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, Unit 3a, Rathmor Business Pk, Derry, BT48 0LZ.
“On His Soul Sweet Jesus Have Mercy”
Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, 02871262823.

Terence (Digger) Moore

Terence (Digger) Moore

Date of death: 15-06-2022

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Terence (Digger) Moore, suddenly at his home on the 15th of June 2022.

Late of 51 Glenfada Park. May he rest in peace.

Beloved father of Erin and Nadine. Loving granda of Kaylá and Kaíson. A much loved brother of Noel, Maurice, Gerard, Damian, Eamon, Kieron, Pat, Declan, Paul, Brian, Colm, Joyce, Angela and nephew Thomas. Dearest son of the late Joyce and Paddy. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all his wider family circle, friends, comrades and neighbours.

Digger’s remains will be reposing at his daughter Nadine’s residence, 12 Drumkeen Park, Coshquin from approx. 8:30pm this evening. .Funeral leaving from there on Saturday 18th June at 11:10am for 12pm requiem mass in St. Mary’s Church, Creggan. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

This evening Diggers cortege will pass his late home 51 Glenfada Pk at approx 8pm.

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

“Ar Dheis Dé Go Raibh A Anam Dílis”

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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