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

By Cate McCurry

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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