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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

Joseph (Joe) McCloskey

Joseph (Joe) McCloskey

Date of death: 17-05-2024

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Joseph (Joe) McCloskey, peacefully at Altnagelvin Hospital on 17th May 2024.

Late of 68 Marianus Park and formerly of Moyola Drive, Shantallow. May he rest in peace.

Beloved father of Joseph, Nicola and the late Stephen. A much loved father-in-law of Sinead. Devoted granda and great-granda to all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Loving brother to all of his brothers and sisters. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all of his nieces, nephews, wider family circle and friends.

Joe’s remains will be reposing at his late residence, 68 Marianus Park from 5:30pm this afternoon, Friday 17th May. Funeral leaving from there on Sunday 19th May at 11:40am for 12:15pm Requiem Mass in Our Lady Of Lourdes Church, Steelstown. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

Joe’s Requiem Mass can be streamed live via the link below;
https://www.churchservices.tv/steelstown

St. Martin Pray For Him. Our Lady Of Lourdes Intercede For Him.

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

Eddie Dillon

Eddie Dillon

Date of Death: 15-05-2024

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Eddie Dillon, peacefully at The Foyle Hospice on 15th May 2024.

Late of 16 Rathmore Crescent and formerly of The Top Of The Hill. May he rest in peace.

Beloved husband of the late Bernie. Devoted father of Cathy, Martin and Ciara. A much loved father-in-law of Bert and Denise. Loving granda of Deane, Shannine, Adam, Tiernan, Kaelium, Lucy and Shea. Precious great-granda of Callum. Dearest brother of Pat, Clare, Dolores, Una, Ursula and the late John and Brian. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all of his wider family circle, friends and neighbours.

Eddie’s remains will be reposing at his late residence, 16 Rathmore Crescent from 4pm this afternoon, Wednesday 15th May. Funeral leaving from there on Friday 17th May at 9:20am for 10am Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Creggan. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

Wake house will be strictly private from 10pm until 10am.

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

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.

St. Anthony Pray For Him. Our Lady Of Knock Intercede For Him.

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

Tom Doherty

Tom Doherty

Date of death: 14-05-2024

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Tom Doherty, peacefully at Culmore Manor Nursing Home on 14th May 2024.

Late of 6 Curryfree Road, Waterside. May he rest in peace.

Deeply regretted by his wife, Geraldine, sons Patrick and Conor, sisters and brothers, Geraldine, Mary, Eamon, Gerard and the late Anne, nieces and nephews and the extended family circle.

Tom’s remains will be reposing at his late residence, 6 Curryfree Road from 7pm this evening, Tuesday 14th May. Funeral leaving from there on Thursday 16th May at 10:50am for 11:30am Requiem Mass in St. Columb’s Church, Chapel Rd. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ardmore.

Wake house will be strictly private from 10pm until 11am.

Tom’s Requiem Mass can be streamed live via the link below;
https://www.youtube.com/c/WatersideParish

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.

St. Jude Pray For Him.

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

Mari McGee

Mari McGee née Doherty

Date of death: 06-05-2024

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Mari McGee née Doherty, peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, surrounded by her loving family on 6th May 2024.

Late of Cois Na Mara, Fahan, Co. Donegal. May she rest in peace.

Beloved wife of Jimmy. Devoted mammy of Elisa, Kerry, Jamie and Gemma. A much loved mother-in-law of Gary, Jeff and Richard. Loving granny of Shannon, Evan, Lottie, Caleb, Greta and Reeny. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all of her brothers, sisters, wider family circle and friends.

Mari’s remains will be reposing at her late family residence, Cois Na Mara, Fahan, Co. Donegal from 11am this morning, Wednesday 8th May. Funeral leaving from there on Friday 10th May at 9:20am for 10am Requiem Mass in St. Mura’s Parish Church, Fahan. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.

Wake house will be private from 9pm until 11am.

Mari’s Requiem Mass can be streamed live via the link below;
https://www.churchservices.tv/fahan

Donations only please to Make A Wish Ireland c/o the immediate family or Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, Unit 3a, Rathmor Business Pk, Derry, BT48 0LZ.

St. Bernadette Pray For Her. Our Lady Of Lourdes Intercede For Her.

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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