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    McCool is not a common family name in Ireland. Despite the heroic status of Finn McCool, the legendary giant who is given credit for building the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland and other amazing feats, it is only in County Donegal that the name can be found with any degree of regularity. And it is in County Donegal where this story begins. Aside from Finn, the first McCool that we know about was named Michael. In 1809 he married Maria Flanagan and they had five children. The third child, James, left Donegal and came to Canada in 1838 eventually becoming the patriarch of the branch of the family whose history is outlined in the following pages.
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First Generation

Second Generation

Third Generation

Fourth Generation

Fifth Generation

Sixth Generation

Seventh Generation

Eighth Generation

Ninth Generation

etc., etc., etc,

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