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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

Anamaria Douglas

Anamaria Douglas

Date of death: 20-02-2024

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Anamaria Douglas, suddenly at her home on 20th February 2024.

Formerly of 15 Kingsfort Park. May she rest in peace.

Beloved daughter of the late Theresa, Charlie and Con. Devoted mother of Charlie. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all of her wider family circle and friends.

Anamaria’s remains will be reposing at the McClafferty funeral home and chapel of rest. Funeral leaving from there on Saturday 24th February at 10:20am for 11am Requiem Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Pennyburn. A private cremation will take place immediately afterwards at Lakelands Crematorium, Co. Cavan.

Family and friends are welcome to pay their respects at the McClafferty funeral home and chapel of rest between 6pm and 10pm this evening, Thursday 22nd February and between 6pm and 10pm tomorrow evening, Friday 23rd February.

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

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Foyle Search and Rescue c/o the immediate family or Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, Unit 3a, Rathmor Business Pk, Derry, BT48 0LZ.

“To Know Her Was To Love Her”

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

 

John Brennan

John Brennan

Date of death: 19-02-2024

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of John Brennan, suddenly at his home on 19th February 2024.

Late of 121 Creggan Heights. May he rest in peace.

Beloved partner of Patricia. Devoted father of Conor. Dearest son of the late Robert and Anna. Loving brother of Paddy and Mary. A much loved brother-in-law of Pat and the late Seamus. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all of his wider family circle and friends.

John’s remains will be reposing at his late residence, 121 Creggan Heights from 4pm this afternoon, Monday 19th February. Funeral leaving from there on Wednesday 21st February at 9:20am for 10am Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Creggan. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

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

“Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam dílis”

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

Rosemary (Rosie) O'Doherty

Rosemary (Rosie) O’Doherty née Leonard

Date of death: 13-02-2024

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Rosemary (Rosie) O’Doherty née Leonard, peacefully at her home after a short illness on 13th February 2024.

Late of 82 Galliagh Park and formerly of 10 Waterloo Street. May she rest in peace.

Dearest wife of the late John (Doc) O’Doherty. Devoted mother of Sinead, Daniel, Sean, Liam and Charmaine. A much loved mother-in-law of Benny, Anne-Marie, Leeann, Louise and Michael. Loving granny and great-granny to all of her grandchildren. Beloved daughter of the late Teresa and Jack. Precious sister of Alice, Anthony, Patricia, Veronica, Paul, Peter and the late Paddy, Mary, Joe and Martin. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all of her wider family circle, friends and neighbours.

Rosie’s remains will be reposing at her late family residence, 82 Galliagh Park. Her wake will commence from 1:30pm this afternoon, Wednesday 14th February. Funeral leaving from there on Friday 16th February at 10:45am for 11:30am Requiem Mass in St. Eugene’s Cathedral. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

Wake house will be private from 10pm in the evenings.

Rosie’s Requiem Mass can be streamed live via the link below;
http://www.steugenescathedral.com/webcam.html

Immaculate Heart Of Mary Pray For Her.

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

Denis Hannaway

Denis Hannaway

Date of Death: 09-02-2024

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Denis Hannaway, peacefully at Altnagelvin Hospital on 9th February 2024.

Late of 7 Dunraven Park, Foyle Springs. May he rest in peace.

Beloved husband of Philomena. Devoted father of Julie, Emma and Debbie. A much loved father-in-law of Darren. Dearest brother of Raymond. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all of his wider family circle, friends and neighbours.

Denis’s remains will be reposing at his late family residence, 7 Dunraven Park. His wake will commence from 6pm this evening, Friday 9th February. Funeral leaving from there on Monday 12th February at 10:50am for 11:30am Requiem Mass in St. Columba’s Church, Longtower. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

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

Denis’s Requiem Mass can be streamed live via the link below;

Webcam

Queen Of The Most Holy Rosary Intercede For Him.

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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