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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

William (Billy) Cavanagh

William (Billy) Cavanagh

Date of death: 25-05-2020

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of William (Billy) Cavanagh suddenly at his late home on the 25th of May 2020.

May he rest in peace.

Loving father of Shelia-Ann and the late Kevina and Liam. Devoted son of the late William and Mary. A much loved brother of Brian, Rose, John, Christopher, Daniel, Terry, Frances, Tina and the late Patsy, Ann, Peter, Vincent and Valerie. Deeply regretted and missed by all his wider family circle and friends.

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

Billy’s requiem mass can be streamed live at 10am on Friday 29th May via the link below;
http://www.cregganchapel.com/webcam.html

On His Soul Sweet Jesus Have Mercy. Our Lady of Lourdes Pray For Him.

Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Mary (Maureen) Budd née Brown

Mary (Maureen) Budd née Brown

Date of death: 27-05-2020

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Mary (Maureen) Budd née Brown peacefully at Culmore Manor Care Home on the 27th of May 2020.

May she rest in peace.

Beloved wife of the late Gerald. Devoted mother of Geraldine, Jacqueline, Gerald and the late Ann. A much loved mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. Deeply regretted and missed by all her wider family circle and friends.

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

Maureen’s requiem mass can be streamed live at 10am on Thursday 28th May via the link below;
http://www.cregganchapel.com/webcam.html

St Padre Pio Pray For Her.

Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Susan (Sue) Crossan née Moran

Susan (Sue) Crossan née Moran

Date of death: 14-05-2020

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Susan (Sue) Crossan née Moran peacefully at Altnagelvin Hospital on the 14th of May 2020.

Tenderly cared for by the staff of Ward 26 Altnagelvin. May she rest in peace.

Beloved wife of the late Eddie. Precious mother of Donna (Dee) and the late Paul. Proud granny of Kerry and Rhian. Dear mother-in-law to Colum. Deeply regretted and missed by all her sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews.

Sadly, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the house and funeral are strictly private.

Sue’s requiem mass can be streamed live at 12 noon on Saturday 16th May via the link below;
https://www.watersideparish.net/parish-webcam/

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Ward 26, Altnagelvin Hospital, c/o Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, Unit 3, Rathmor Business Pk, Derry, BT48 0LZ.

St Pio Pray For Her. St Paul Intercede For Her.

Enquiries to Mr Kieran Connor @ McClafferty Funeral Directors 02871 262823

Seamus Campbell

Seamus Campbell

Date of death: 03-05-2020

Campbell, Seamus (Twin) Ex-Docker, peacefully at Altnagelvin Hospital on 3rd May 2020. Late of Owen Mor Care Home and formerly of 12 The Village, Rosemount, Derry.

May he rest in peace.

Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Devoted father to Rosemary, Colleen, Paul, Thomas, Ian and Ashlene. A dear father-in-law and a much loved granda and great-granda. Loving brother of the late Foncey and Gerry. Dearly loved and will be sadly missed by his entire family.

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

“Your presence is missed, but in our hearts you will live forever”

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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