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ABOUT Hassan


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Hassan is the owner of South Dublin painting and Wise Dublin Plastering Contractors. Hassan came to Ireland from Egypt over 20 years ago without any English. Despite this significant challenge, he has become an extremely proud Irish citizen who has made a significant impact in Dublin Painting Industry his adopted country.

As a fourth-generation painter, Hassan has a deep appreciation and understanding of the history and techniques of painting. He may have learned from his family members, who could have passed down knowledge and skills from generation to generation.

Initially, Hassan worked tirelessly, taking on two jobs for two different painting companies. His work ethic and attention to detail did not go unnoticed, and he soon progressed to the role of foreman with "South Dublin Painting". Hassan's experience and expertise in the painting industry continued to grow, and he eventually opened up his own painting business, subcontracting to all the major painting contractors in Dublin. Now Hassan owes South Dublin Painting , Wise Contractors and Wise Dublin Plastering contractors.

As his reputation for quality work and excellent customer service spread, Hassan's business continued to flourish, and he began contracting directly to homeowners and main general contractors. He takes great pride in the work he does and has established himself as a reputable and trustworthy contractor in the industry.

Despite his success, Hassan remains humble and grateful to Ireland for everything it has given him and his family. He has fully embraced Irish culture and traditions and is a proud Irish citizen who is deeply involved in his local community. He regularly volunteers his time to various charitable organizations and is always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Hassan's story is that of every migrant's story of resilience, hard work, and determination. He overcame significant challenges to build a successful business and establish himself as a respected member of his community. His journey is a testament to the opportunities that Ireland can offer to those who are willing to work hard and never give up on their Irish dreams.

Former Managing Director and owner Rory is the third generation of painter/ builders within the Connolly Family . Rory is now the appointed QS for South Dublin Painting and sold the business to his former foreman of 10  years and long time friend Hassan.


Rory after the Leaving Cert. finished his trade Apprenticeship time with Connolly Construction under the ANCO system . Thereafter while Studying in Bolton Street DIT, Rory also gained a City & Guilds Diploma in Construction Technology.


Rory emigrated to the USA and quickly progressed from Site Foremen to Contracts Manager before opening up San Francisco Painting & Restoration Company.


Upon returning to Ireland Rory established South Dublin Painting to provide a quality, professional and cost effective service to Architects, Project Managers, Homeowners and Corporate Clients.  Rory has completed more than 1,500 painting projects of various sizes and intensity over the last 25 years. Now Rory

is a QS with his own practice and the appointed QS for South Dublin Painitng, &,  and

We are based in Rathfarnham and cover Dublin 2, Dublin 4,Dublin 6,Dublin 8 ,Knocklyon, Ballyboden, Ballyroan, Templeogue, Ballinteer, Blackrock, Booterstown, Cabinteely,Churchtown, Clonskeagh, Dalkey, Dundrum, Dún Laoghaire, Foxrock, Goatstown,Killiney, Kilmacud, Kilternan, Leopardstown, Monkstown, Rathfarnham, Sandyford, Stepaside,and Stillorgan.



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Work carried out while living in San Francisco

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