Sally Aall

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Born15 December 1926 [1]
Died1 October 2005(2005-10-01) (aged 78) [2]
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Philanthropist
  • author
Spouse(s)Christian H. Aall

Sally Aall, born Sally Sample was an American philanthropist and author. She was key in the restoration of the Swiss cottage in Cahir, Ireland, providing funding [3].


Swiss Cottage Restoration

The Swiss cottage, Cahir|Swiss cottage was originally built in 1810 by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall and designed by renowned architect John Nash, as a retreat for entertainment. During the mid-20th century, the cottage fell into disrepair. In 1985, restoration began on the cottage, Sally Aall through her charity, the Port Royal Foundation, provided generous funding[4].


Sally died aged 78 in Seattle from lymphoma.[2]

Published works

  • Follies and Fantasies: Germany and Austria [5]
  • Follies and Pleasure Pavilions: England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales [6]


  1. "Sally Aall". My Heritage. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Paid Notice: Deaths AALL, SALLY SAMPLE". The New York Times. 2005-10-31. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  3. "OPW Celebrates 30 years of stewardship at The Swiss Cottage". Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  4. "SWISS COTTAGE". The Irish Times. 1997-01-07. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  5. Sample Aall, Sally. Follies and Fantasies: Germany and Austria. Harry N. Abrams. ISBN 9780810933231. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  6. Follies and Pleasure Pavilions: England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales. Harry N. Abrams. ISBN 9780810911758. Retrieved 17 October 2020.

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