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Rising Sun Bar owner's funeral goes past scene of Greysteel massacre

By Cate McCurry

Published 25/09/2015

The funeral of James Moore passes the Rising Sun Bar in Greysteel. Mr Moore was the owner of the bar, where eight people were shot dead by UFF terrorists in 1993. Mr Moore’s 82-year-old father James snr was one of the victims
The funeral of James Moore passes the Rising Sun Bar in Greysteel. Mr Moore was the owner of the bar, where eight people were shot dead by UFF terrorists in 1993. Mr Moore’s 82-year-old father James snr was one of the victims

James Moore, owner of the Rising Sun Bar in Greysteel - scene of one of the most devastating terrorist atrocities of the Troubles - was buried yesterday.

His cortege passed the public house where the attack took place in October 1993.

Eight people died as a result of the attack on the village pub during a Halloween party in 1993 after the loyalist terror gang entered and began firing indiscriminately. One gunman yelled "trick or treat" as he pulled the trigger.

Mr Moore's 82-year-old father was shot dead during the UFF massacre.

Thirteen people were wounded by the gunmen.

The victims of the Greysteel massacre were Mr Moore; Karen Thompson (19) and boyfriend Stephen Mullan (20); Joseph McDermott (60); Moira Duddy (59), John Moyne (50) and former UDR man John Burns (54).

Former B Special Samuel Montgomery (76) died the following April after blood clots from a leg wound spread to his lungs.

James Moore jnr, known as Jim, was also in the Rising Sun Bar on the night of the savage sectarian atrocity.

A Requiem Mass for Mr Moore was held in the Star of the Sea Church in Faughanvale.

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