1st Gear Driving School

   1st Gear Driving School is located in Tullow, Co. Carlow and operated by Ray Shannon who is a fully qualified driving instructor and registered with the RSA (ADI no. 34642). They were established in 2007 and provided car (Cat B) driving lessons in Tullow, Grange, Ardattin, Ballon, Rathvilly, Hacketstown and surrounding areas. They believe in teaching students a standard of driving which will make them safe, careful and conscientious driver who will show respect and courtesy to all other road users. 1st Gear Driving School cover the test routes in Carlow. For total beginner pupils they offer a lesson collection service and later on students are collected for their lessons outside the test centre in Carlow. They have a very structured approach to teaching pupils from total beginner and progressing them to a level capable of passing their driving test. Beginners are first taught in a quite area away from busy traffic conditions before progressing to town driving. Pupils are given tasks which are deemed within their ability. This which allows them to progress quickly and develop a level of confidence. Pupils are encouraged to practice what they have learn during the lesson and lessons are conducted in a clam relaxed manner. Since not all learner drivers are the same, the school's approach is tailored to suit individual student's needs. 1st Gear Driving School provide standard car (Cat B) driving lessons and the EDT program. Total beginners are required to take their initial lessons in the school's dual control car but can take lessons in their own car once deemed competent. The school's car can be rented by students to take their test. Lessons are available six days per week.

  • Beginner and nervous drivers welcome
  • Driving lessons available in your own vehicle
  • Mock driving test provided
  • Modern dual controlled car provided for driving lessons
  • Night time driving lessons provided
  • One-to-one driving tuition provided
  • Pre-test driving lessons provided
  • Theory test lessons provided
  • All instructors RSA registered and approved
  • Door to door pick up and return service provided
  • Driving lessons available six days a week
  • EDT car driving course of 12 driving lessons provided
  • EDT car driving lessons (Cat B)
  • Manual car driving lessons (Cat B)
  • Vehicle hire available for driving test


For further details/bookings contact Ray on (086)3374647

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