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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 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

Kathleen Sheerin née Friel

Kathleen Sheerin née Friel

Date of death: 28-07-2020

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Kathleen Sheerin née Friel, peacefully at her late home 99 Lonemoor Rd on the 28th of July 2020.

Formally of Rossville Street. May she rest in peace.

Beloved wife of the late Jim. Loving mother of Donna. A much loved sister of the late Mary, Nora, Peggy, Rosie, Annie Paddy, Jim and Brian. Deeply regretted and missed by all her wider family circle and friends.

Sadly, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the wake and funeral are private for family and friends.

Kathleen’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live at 10:00am on Thursday 30th July 2020 via the link below;
https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-eugenes-cathedral-derry

Burial immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

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

Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Patrick (Paddy) Gallagher

Patrick (Paddy)Gallagher

Date of death: 17-07-2020

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Patrick (Paddy) Gallagher, peacefully at Culmore Manor Care Home on the 17th of July 2020.

May he rest in peace.

Beloved husband of Mary. Loving father of Seamus, Dermot and Moira. Dear father-in-law of Tracey, Carol and Paul. Devoted grandfather of Elaine, Siobhán, Dearbháil, Eímhear, Fionn, Eábha and Jackson. A much loved brother to all his brothers and sisters. Deeply regretted and missed by all his wider family circle and friends.

Sadly, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the wake and funeral are private for family and friends only.

Paddy’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live at 11:00am on Monday 20th July 2020 via the link below;

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Burial immediately afterwards in Burt Cemetery.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Franciscan Friars Of The Renewal, in support of the St Pio Centre Galliagh c/o Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, Unit 3 Rathmor Business Pk, Derry, BT48 0LZ.

On His Soul Sweet Jesus Have Mercy. Our Lady Of Lourdes Intercede For Him.

Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Raymond Sheils

Raymond Sheils

Date of death: 12-07-2020

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Raymond Sheils, suddenly at his late home 23a Linsfort Drive on the 12th of July 2020.

May he rest in peace.

Beloved son of the late Eddie and Peggy. Loving brother of Frances, Terry, Declan, Rosario, Vincent and George.
Deeply regretted and missed by all his wider family circle and friends.

Sadly, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the wake and funeral are private for family and friends only.

Raymond’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live at 10:00am on Friday 17th July 2020 via the link below;
https://www.churchservices.tv/creggan

Our Lady Of Knock Pray For Him.

Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Sarah Ann Ward

Sarah Ann Ward

Date of death: 04-07-2020

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Sarah Ann Ward, at Altnagelvin Hospital on the 4th of July 2020.

May she rest in peace.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Stanyard Ward. Loving mother of Siobhan, Mary, Linda, Jacqueline and the late Adrian Paul. A much loved grandmother to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Deeply regretted and missed by all her wider family circle and friends.

Sadly, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the wake and funeral are private for family and friends only.

Sarah’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live at 10:00am on Monday 6th July 2020 via the link below;
https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-eugenes-cathedral-derry

St. Padre Pio Pray 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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