I am starting to wonder if it makes sense to start a DNA surname project for the Boylan Clan through Family Tree DNA. This could help tie together various branches of the Boylan tree together and help us all find Boylan cousins. From the few people I have corresponded with and seen results from online it appears there are a few separate branches of the Boylan clan. I have been writing to a gentleman whose Boylan roots are in Mayo (far from the typical Boylan Counties like Meath, Cavan, Louth) during the famine and he is having little luck in pinpointing a particular place in Mayo or finding other relatives. Many Irish clans have created DNA projects that help everyone find more info about their deeper roots. There seem to be a handful of Boylans who have had DNA testing but so far no central place to examine the data. If you are reading this and find this concept interesting drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the way, here are some pictures I took of Mayo during my recent trip for my newest Boylan contact.