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How GAA legend Seán Boylan is keeping alive his family’s traditional skills in herbal medicine

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Seán, with sons Seán and Ciaran, following a win over Dublin in 1999. Photo: Austin Finn

Seán, with sons Seán and Ciaran, following a win over Dublin in 1999. Photo: Austin Finn

Generations of expertise: Seán Boylan holding some fumitory on his herb farm beside his clinic in Dunboyne, Co Meath

Generations of expertise: Seán Boylan holding some fumitory on his herb farm beside his clinic in Dunboyne, Co Meath

Seán lifts the Sam Maguire Cup for the fourth time after Meath beat Cork in the 1999 All-Ireland Football final. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Seán lifts the Sam Maguire Cup for the fourth time after Meath beat Cork in the 1999 All-Ireland Football final. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Seán in the fields where he grows his herbs

Seán in the fields where he grows his herbs

Seán Boylan patrolling the sideline. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Seán Boylan patrolling the sideline. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Seán in 1986, with Meath on the cusp of their glory years. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Seán in 1986, with Meath on the cusp of their glory years. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

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Seán, with sons Seán and Ciaran, following a win over Dublin in 1999. Photo: Austin Finn

GAA comprises a large part of Seán Boylan’s DNA, but it is matched by his passion for herbal medicine.

At 77, the legendary four-time All-Ireland-winning former Meath manager who spent 23 years in the Royal hot-seat runs Dunboyne Herbs, a healthcare clinic rooted in traditional Irish herbal remedies.


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