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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

Donal Grieve

Donal Grieve

Date of death: 15-10-2021

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Donal Grieve, peacefully at Altnagelvin Hospital, on the 15th of October 2021.
Late of 14 Eastway Gardens. May he rest in peace.
Beloved son of the late Celine and Gerald. Loving brother of Mary, Gerry, Dympna, Bernadette, Georgina, Colm and the late Dermot and Petrina. A much loved uncle of to all his nieces and nephews. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all his wider family circle, friends and neighbours.
Donal’s remains are reposing at his late residence 14 Eastway Gardens, funeral leaving from there on Sunday 17th October at 1:00pm for 1:30pm requiem mass in St. Mary’s Church, Creggan, burial immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.
House Private From 10pm till 10am.
Sadly, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and in accordance with the updated government guidelines the wake and funeral will be private for family and friends only. Please maintain social distancing and adhere to government guidelines at all times.
Donal’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live via the link below;
St. Bernadette Pray For Him. Our Lady Of Lourdes Intercede For Him.
All Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, 02871262823.

Rosemary Norrby

Rosemary Norrby

Date of death: 15-10-2021

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Rosemary Norrby, peacefully at Melmount Manor Care Home, Strabane on the 15th of October 2021.
May she rest in peace.
Beloved daughter of the late Frank and Veronica. Loving sister of Eugene, Ursula, Damian, Brian, Bridgeen, Ann, Eilish, Monica, Geraldine and the late Raymond. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all her wider family circle and friends.
Rosemary’s remains are now reposing at her sister Ann’s residence, 13 Elmwood Terrace, funeral leaving from there on Sunday 17th October at 08:20am for 09:00am requiem mass in St. Mary’s Church, Creggan, burial immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.
Rosemary’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live via the link below;
Sadly, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and in accordance with the updated government guidelines the wake and funeral will be private for family and friends only. Please maintain social distancing and adhere to government guidelines at all times.
St. Bernadette Pray For Her. Our Lady Of Lourdes Intercede For Her.
All Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, 0287126282.

Jim Collins

Jim Collins

Date of death: 05-10-2021

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Jim Collins, peacefully at his late home, surrounded by all his loving family on the 5th of October 2021.

Late of 12 Cable Street. May he rest in peace.

Beloved husband of the late Eileen. Loving father of Jim, Patrick, Elaine, Tracey, Eamonn, Fearghal and the late Maria. A much loved grandfather and great-grandfather. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all his wider family circle, friends and neighbours.

Jim’s remains will be reposing at his late residence, 12 Cable Street, from 1pm on Wednesday 6th October, funeral leaving from there on Friday 8th October at 10:20am for 11:00am requiem mass in St. Columba’s Church, Longtower, burial immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

Jim’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live via the link below;

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Sadly, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and in accordance with the updated government guidelines the wake and funeral will be private for family and friends only. Please maintain social distancing and adhere to government guidelines at all times.

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 3 Rathmor Business Pk, Derry, BT48 0LZ.

St Padre Pio Pray For Him. Our Lady Of Lourdes Intercede For Him.

All Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, 0287126282.

Rachel Dillon

Rachel Dillon

Date of death: 02-10-2021

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Rachel Dillon, peacefully at her late home, surrounded by all her loving family on the 2nd of October 2021.
Late of 2 Ferndale Drive. May she rest in peace.
Beloved partner of Donal. Devoted mother of Jamie and Mark. Precious daughter of Josephine and the late Patsy. Loving sister of John, Pat, Matt, Marie, Michael, Noel and Paul. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all her nieces, nephews and wider family circle.
Rachel’s remains are now reposing at her late residence, 2 Ferndale Drive, funeral leaving from there on Tuesday 5th October at 09:20am for 10:00am requiem mass in St. Marys Church, Creggan, burial immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.
House Strictly Private From 9pm.
Rachel’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live via the link below;
Sadly, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and in accordance with the updated government guidelines the wake and funeral will be private for family and friends only. Please maintain social distancing and adhere to government guidelines at all times.
On Her Soul Sweet Jesus Have Mercy. Our Lady Of Knock Intercede For Her.
All Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, 0287126282.

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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