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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

Fidelma Coyle

Fidelma Coyle

Date of death: 09-02-2020

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Fidelma Coyle at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge on the 9th of February 2020.

May she rest in peace.

Loving daughter of Pearse and the late Maire. A much loved sister of Mary, Anthony, Edel, Louis, Terence, Roisin, Barry, Gareth, Mark, Claire, John Paul, and Angela. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all of her brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews and godson Fearghal.

Fidelma’s remains are reposing at her late family home 41 Strangford Park. Funeral will leave from there at 9:20am on Saturday 15th February for 10am Requiem Mass in the Holy Family Church, Ballymagroarty, burial immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

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.

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

Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Baby Annie McIvor

Baby Annie McIvor

Date of death: 09-02-2020

Baby Annie McIvor. February 9th 2020. Precious daughter of Aaron and Paula. A much loved granddaughter of James and Eileen McIvor and David and Sadie Moore. A cherished niece and cousin.

Sincerest thanks to the doctors, midwives and nurses at Altnagelvin Hospital for their exceptional care, compassion and kindness. House is strictly private by request of the family.

Annie’s funeral will be held on Tuesday 11th February 2020 at 10:30am in Ballyoan Cemetery.

No flowers please, donations if desired in memory of Annie directly to family members for the Lavender Suite at Altnagelvin Hospital.

Gone to the angels.

Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Michael Callaghan

Michael Callaghan

Date of death: 26-01-2020

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Michael Callaghan peacefully at Greenhaw Lodge Care Home surrounded by his loving family and friends on the 26th of January 2020.

May he rest in peace.

Beloved son of the late Jean and Paddy (Budgen Callaghan). A much loved brother of Patricia, Jean, Majella, Bernadette, Paddy, Gerry, Don and the late Celine, Frankie and Stella. A devoted and much loved brother-in-law and uncle. Deeply regretted and missed by all his loving family at the Greenhaw Lodge Care Home.

Michael’s remains are reposing at the Greenhaw Lodge Care Home from 6pm until 9pm on the 27th January 2020. Funeral will leave from there at 11:20am on Tuesday 28th January for 12pm Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church Creggan, burial immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

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

St Padre Pio Pray For Him.

Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Monica Kelly née McClelland

Monica Kelly née McClelland

Date of death: 12-12-2019

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Monica Kelly née McClelland peacefully at her late home 69 Hollymount Park after a short illness surrounded by her loving family on the 12th of December 2019.
 
May she rest in peace.
 
Beloved wife of the late Joe. Devoted mother of Mary, Donna, Kevin, Johnny, Donal, Nuala, Terrence and the late Bernadette, Frances, Deedee and Georgina. Loving daughter of the late Johnny and Mary-Alice. A much loved sister of Edward, Frances, Jimmy and the late Anthony, Joseph, John, Patricia, Celine and Gretta. A devoted and much loved grandmother and great-grandmother. Deeply regretted and missed by all her wider family circle and friends.
 
Monica’s remains are reposing at her late home, 69 Hollymount Park. Her remains will leave her late home at 6:45pm on Saturday 14th December to the Church Of The Immaculate Conception for Requiem Mass on Sunday 15th December at 2pm, burial immediately afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Ardmore.
 
Family flowers only please.
 
St Padre Pio Intercede 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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