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Areas covered include:

  • Ballincollig
  • Ballygarvan / Ballinhassig
  • Ballinlough / Ballintemple
  • Ballyphehane / Turners Cross
  • Bishopstown / Wilton
  • Mahon / Blackrock
  • Carrigaline / Ringaskiddy
  • Carrigrohane
  • Cork Airport
  • Cork city (Southside)
  • Crossbarry
  • Curraheen
  • Deerpark
  • Donnybrook / Douglas
  • Forgehill / Frankfield
  • Glasheen / The Lough
  • Grange
  • Innishannon
  • Ovens
  • Killumney
  • Lee Road
  • Lehenaghmore
  • Melbourne Rd.
  • Model farm Rd
  • Ovens
  • Monkstown / Passage West
  • Rafeen
  • Riverstick / Belgooly
  • Rochestown
  • Shanbally
  • Spur Hill / Togher
  • Victoria Cross
  • Waterfall
  • Western Road

Driving F.A.Q.


The following is a list of commonly asked questions we are frequently asked:

Q? Do I need a Learner Permit (formerly called a Provisional Driving License) to take Driving Lessons?

Ans. Yes, one legally does need to have a Learner Permit to take driving lessons.

Q? How do I get a Learner Permit?

Ans. By ringing the Theory Test people on Lo-Call 1890 606 106 to organise a Theory Test. (The theory tests will be arranged to suit people with disabilities as long as the Theory Test people are informed of such a need). Then apply to your local National Driving License Service Office for the Learner Permit, upon passing the theory test.

Q? How much do lessons cost?

Ans. See 'Lesson Cost' page  for details.

Q? How many lessons do I need?

Ans. The new Road Safety Authority Eseential Driver Training syllabus specifies 12 driving lessons, as and from 4th April 2011, for first time Learner Permit holders. Anyone who received their first learner permit before this date may only take as many lessons as they want / need.

Q? Can I take a couple of EDT driving lessons per week?

Yes, in certain circumstances. However the Road Safety Authority generally recommends a lesson every two weeks though with at least three hours practise between EDT driving lessons.

Q? Can driving lessons be taken in my own car?

Ans. Yes, they can. However the driving lessons are then taken on the basis that the car insurance of the car belonging to the person taking the driving lesson covers the driving lessons and one would have to have been driving for a while.

Generally Cú-Chulainn Driving Lessons Cork do not go out for a first driving lesson with someone in their own car if they have never driven before. The school car is used in such circumstances until a reasonably safe standard of driving is attained.

Q? Do I have to display L-plates on my car when learning to drive?

Ans. Yes you do.  If found to be driving with no L-Plates by the Gardai one may be fined or, since December 2014, have penalty points put on their Learner Permit.

Q? Am I allowed drive unaccompanied while I am learning to drive?

Ans. No. If found to be driving alone by the Gardai one may be fined or, since December 2014, have penalty points put on their Learner Permit.

Q? How long does it take to get to sit a driving test?

Ans. Driving Test Centre waiting times vary quite a lot. For the definitive waiting times list per Driving Test Centre one should look up for more details. There are means of trying to fast track a driving test application.

Q? Do you have a dual controlled car?

Ans. Yes we do.

Q? Can it be hired to use in the driving test?

Ans. Yes, in certain circumstances after assessment of ones ability to drive it.

Q? How long does a lesson last?

Ans. A person gets at least one hour's driving tuition from Cú-Chulainn Driving Lessons Cork per lesson booked.

Q? After I pass my driving test can I drive on my own?

Ans. Yes. However, for a period of two years after one has attained their full driving license, one must display N-Plates on ones car when driving it. This is to alert people to the fact that you are a new or Novice Driver.

If found to be driving with no N-Plates by the Gardai one may be fined or, since December 2014, have penalty points put on their Learner Permit.

Q? Can driving Assessments be taken in my own car?

Ans. Yes, they can if deemed appropriate.

Q? Can driving assessments be taken in my own locality?

Ans. Yes, they can. However a charge will apply for the distance travelled by the assessor.

Click Driving Test Theory Quesitions & Answers for a sample of common theory questions people are asked on the day of your driving test. Possible answers are also given.

Content editied by Caoimhghin Whyte


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