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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

Catherine (Kay) Doherty née (Higgins)

Catherine (Kay) Doherty née (Higgins)

Date of death: 15-09-2019

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Catherine (Kay) Doherty née (Higgins) at Altnagelvin Hospital on the 15th of September 2019.

May she rest in peace.

Beloved wife of Manus. Devoted mother to Kay, Marian, Eddie, Manus, David, Margaret and Elizabeth. Dear mother in law to Jimmy, Carolyn, Paddy, Eileen, Eileen and Mickey. Loving grandmother and great grandmother. Deeply regretted and missed by all her wider family circle.

Kay’s remains are reposing at her late home 225 Lonemoor Rd, funeral leaving from there on Wednesday 18th September at 09:30am for 10:00am requiem mass in St Columba’s Church, Longtower, burial afterwards in the City Cemetery.

Our Lady Of Knock Pray For Her.

Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Martin Leonard

Martin Leonard

Date of death: 09-09-2019

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Martin Leonard at Altnagelvin Hospital on the 9th of September 2019.

May he rest in peace.

Beloved husband of Donna. Devoted father to Mark, Michael and Martina. Beloved son of the late Teresa and Jack. Loving brother to Rosie, Alice, Patricia, Anthony, Veronica, Paul, Peter and the late Paddy, Mary and Joe. Dear father in law to Aisling, Mary and Chris. Devoted grandfather to all his loving grandchildren. A dear brother in law and loving uncle. Deeply regretted and missed by all his wider family circle.

Martin’s remains are reposing at his daughter Martina’s home 136 Briar Hill, Greysteel, funeral leaving from there on Wednesday 11th September at 10:45am for 11:30am requiem mass in St Columba’s Church, Longtower, burial afterwards in the City Cemetery.

House Strictly Private from 10pm to 10am.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Ward 8 at Altnagelvin Hospital c/o Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, Unit 3 Rathmor Business Pk, Derry, BT48 0LZ.

St Padre Pio Pray For Him. On His Soul Sweet Jesus Have Mercy.

Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Betty Kelly née (Melly)

Betty Kelly née (Melly)

Date of death: 06-09-2019

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Betty Kelly née (Melly) in the Foyle Hospice on the 6th of September 2019.

May she rest in peace.

Beloved wife of Joe. Loving mother of Leanne, Thomas and Joseph. Devoted grandmother to Anna, Luka, Rayna and Amelia. Dear sister of Anne, Clare, Marie, Danny, Liam, Gerard, Pius, Hugh and the late Mick and Jim. Deeply regretted and missed by all her wider family circle.

Betty’s remains will be leaving the Foyle Hospice at 12 noon on the 7th September 2019 to repose at her late home 13 Knockena, funeral leaving from there on Monday 9th September at 9:30am for 10am requiem mass in St Columba’s Church, Longtower, burial afterwards in the City Cemetery.

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

Our Lady Of Knock Pray For Her.

Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

James (Jim) Harris

James (Jim) Harris

Date of death: 31-08-2019

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of James (Jim) Harris in Altnagelvin Hospital on the 31st of August 2019.
 
May he rest in peace.
 
Beloved husband of Rita. Loving father of Philomena, David and the late Michael. Dear father in law to Eamon and Lisa. Devoted grandfather to Ronan, Domhnal, Cait, Conor, David, Rachael and the late Jim. A much loved great grandfather and loving brother to Patsy and Kathleen. Deeply regretted and missed by all the wider family circle.
 
Jim’s remains will be leaving the McClafferty funeral home at 4:30pm today to repose at his son Davids home 67 Cashelmore Park, funeral leaving from there on Monday 2nd September at 9:20am for 10am requiem mass in St Columba’s Church, Longtower, burial afterwards in the City Cemetery.
 
Sacred Heart Of Jesus Have Mercy On His Soul. Our Lady Of Lourdes Intercede For Him.
 
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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