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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

Baby Katie Marie Ralphs

Baby Katie Marie Ralphs

Date of death: 01-11-2019

Baby Katie Marie Ralphs born November 1st 2019. Precious daughter of Steph and John. Sister of Hugh and Lilly. She has gone to the angels in heaven.

Sincerest thanks to the staff at Altnagelvin Hospital for their care and support. House is strictly private by request of the family. Funeral on Sunday 3rd November at 1pm in Ballyoan Cemetery.

No flowers please. Donations in memory of Katie to be collected by the family for the Lavender Suite.

Always treasured in our hearts.

Baby Donnacha Doherty

Baby Donnacha Doherty

Date of death: 31-10-2019

Baby Donnacha Doherty born still October 31st 2019. Much loved son of Shauna and Michael. Brother of Michael. He has gone to the angels in heaven.

Sincerest thanks to the staff at Altnagelvin Hospital for their care and support. House is strictly private by request of the family. Funeral on Monday 4th November at 1:30pm in the City Cemetery.

No flowers please. Donations in memory of Donnacha to the Lavender Suite, Ward 45 at Altnagelvin Hospital.

Always treasured in our hearts.

Sr. Brigid Mackle

Sr. Brigid Mackle

Date of death: 16-10-2019

The death has occurred of Sr. Brigid MACKLE, Good Shepherd Convent, 38 Dungiven Road, Waterside, Derry / Derrykeeran, Co. Armagh. Peacefully on October 16th 2019 at Daleview Nursing Home, Derry.

Beloved daughter of the late Felix and Mary Mackle, sister of Fr. Liam (Perth, Australia) and Maura (Kiely, Belfast) and predeceased by her sister Ena, and her brothers Eddie and Aloysius. Deeply regretted by the Good Shepherd Sisters, her brother, sister, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces and the extended Mackle family and a wide circle of friends. May she rest in peace.

Reposing at the Convent Oratory today (Thursday 17th October), Sr. Brigid’s remains will be removed from the Good Shepherd Convent at 6:45pm this evening to St. Columb’s Church, Waterside, Derry for Requiem Mass on Friday 18th October at 12 noon.

Funeral immediately afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ardmore, Derry.

On Her Soul Sweet Jesus Have Mercy.

Leeann Kelly

Leeann kelly

Date of death: 10-10-2019

We regret to inform you that the death has taken place of Leeann Kelly in Altnagelvin Hospital on the 10th of October 2019.

May she rest in peace.

Beloved daughter to Joe and the late Betty. Loving sister of Thomas and Joseph. Devoted niece of Marie, Martin and the late Jim. Dearest niece of Anne, Clare, Marie, Danny, Liam, Gerard, Pius, Hugh, Sadie and family and the late Mick and Jim. A much loved cousin and deeply regretted and missed by all her wider family circle.

Leeann’s remains will be reposing at her late family home 13 Knockena from 7pm on the 11th October 2019, funeral leaving from there on Monday 14th October at 9:20am for 10am requiem mass in St Columba’s Church, Longtower, burial afterwards in the City Cemetery.

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

Our Lady Of Knock 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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