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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

Seán Mellon

Seán Mellon

Date of death: 18-11-2021

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Seán Mellon, peacefully at his late home 21 Beechwood Avenue, on the 18th of November 2021, surrounded by all of his loving family.

Former teacher and lecturer. Founding member of Na Magha Doire Hurling & Camogie CLG.

Beloved husband of the late Maureen. Devoted father of Seán, Bernadette, Gerard, Ciarán, Conor and Éadaoin. Loving grandfather of Tóla, Niamh, Oran, Corey, Bláithín and Caireann. A much loved brother of Tommy, Mary, Bridgeen, Pearse and the late Stephen. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all his wider family circle, friends and neighbours.

Seán’s remains will be reposing at his late home, 21 Beechwood Avenue from 3:30pm this afternoon. His remains will leave the McClafferty Funeral Home at approx 2:30pm via his beloved club Na Magha CLG. Seáns remains will leave his late home at 8:20am for 9am requiem mass in St. Eugene’s Cathedral on Monday 22nd November 2021. Burial immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

Please maintain social distancing and adhere to government guidelines at all times.

Seán’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live via the link below;
http://www.steugenescathedral.com/webcam.html

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

Ar Dheis Dé Go Raibh A Anam Dílis.

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

Neil Mc Mahon Sr

Neil McMahon Sr

Date of death: 10-11-2021

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Neil McMahon Sr, peacefully at Altnagelvin hospital, on the 10th of November 2021.
Formerly of 92 Glen Rd and former principal of St. Brigid’s P.S, Carnhill. May he rest in peace.
Beloved husband of the late Chris. Devoted father of Neil and Laura. A much loved father-in-law of Candace. Loving granda of Tomás and Alannah. A precious friend of Carol, Michael, Karey-Ann and Ciarán. Dearest brother of Jean, Anna and the late Seán, Maeve and Frank. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all his wider family circle and friends.
Neil’s remains will be reposing at his late home, 23 Kylemore Park from 7pm this evening. His remains will leave his late home at 5:40pm on Friday 12th November to repose overnight in St. Eugene’s Cathedral for Requiem Mass on Saturday 13th November at 11am, burial immediately afterwards in Ballybrack Cemetery, Moville.
Sadly, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and in accordance with the updated government guidelines the wake and funeral will be strictly private for immediate family and close friends only. Please maintain social distancing and adhere to government guidelines at all times.
Neil’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live via the link below;
Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Marie Curie c/o the immediate family or Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, Unit 3 Rathmor Business Pk, Derry, BT48 0LZ.
St. Jude Pray For Him. Our Lady Of Lourdes Intercede For Him.
All Enquiries to Mr. Kieran Connor, McClafferty Funeral Directors, 02871262823.

Enda Connolly

Enda Connolly

Date of death: 04-11-2021

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Enda Connolly, peacefully at Cornfield Care Centre, Limavady on the 4th of November 2021.

May he rest in peace.

Beloved husband of the late Elaine. Devoted father of Lee, Eva and Lily. Loving son of Brendan and Evelyn. A much loved brother of Eunan and Paul. Dearest brother-in-law of Ken and Denise. A dear uncle of Ben. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by all his wider family circle and friends.

Enda’s remains will repose at his late residence 2 Temple Court, from 4pm until 7pm on Sunday 7th November. His remains will then be immediately taken to the Holy Family Church, Ballymagroarty to repose overnight. Enda’s funeral requiem mass will take place at 10am on Monday 8th November 2021.

A private cremation will then take place at Lakelands Crematorium, Co. Cavan.

Please maintain social distancing and adhere to government guidelines at all times.

Enda’s funeral requiem mass can be streamed live via the link below;
http://www.holyfamily-parish.com/media.html

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to MS Society NI 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 Knock Intercede For Him.

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

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.

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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