About Us Driving Lessons Dublin

A Direct Drive School of Motoring is operating in the Dalkey and surrounding areas for over 15 years

We are a boutique driving school that prides itself on quality of tuition and service to our customers and are registered with and regulated by the Road Safety Authority.


  • Based in Dalkey supporting local business and employment
  • Our vehicle fleet consists of VW Polo and Golf cars and are duel controlled.
  • No need for parents to invest in expensive car insurance
  • Eliminates the stress for parents in the early driver learning process
  • All 12 RSA Essential Driver Training modules covered
  • Course meets RSA requirements for Essential Driver Training programme

Henry Ford never gave Driving Lessons in Dublin in his Model TGreat picture! Don’t panic…all our Driver Training vehicles are VW Polo and Golf cars! We do go back a long time though and over the last few years, in particular, we have seen great changes in the Driver Education sector. Changes which have benefited the industry and most importantly the learner. Since 2010 anyone providing driving instruction for reward must hold a valid Approved Driver Instructor permit (ADI) and will have undergone a substantial level of training and assessment before being awarded ADI accreditation to teach. Driving instructors are regulated by the Road Safety Authority of Ireland and undergo a check test of abilities every two years. Be sure that whichever driving school or driving instructor you choose you check that they have the necessary Permit as otherwise your driving lessons would be invalid.

Now, a bit about us. Well, we’re pretty good at what we do and very importantly we enjoy what we do. We have survived in business because we deliver good driving lessons and respect that the learning process is different for everyone. We don’t do miracles, but we do promise that the learner driver enjoys the process and will be a much better and safer driver as a result.

Nobody is test ready after a few quick fix driving lessons. Learning to drive and becoming a safe and competent driver takes time and best approached through a combination of driving lessons and practice.

This is not always possible for everyone though and often learners do not have access to a vehicle in which to practice. Understanding this, we have developed a number of course options which fulfill the exact needs of the learner driver. Check out our Prices for greater detail.

We are all Approved Driving Instructors (ADI). We are all regulated by the Road Safety Authority of Ireland and have acquired Level 6 (Highest) specific skills in Driver Training Practice.

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