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Learn to drive the RSA way and you'll not only pass the test faster, you'll pay less doing it...
and for those that are still not happy we offer a 100% money back guarantee.

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Join Stephanie Roche and Georgia Penna (Salpa) and the thousands of other students who have achieved driving test success with RSA School of Motoring

What you get when you pick us

As a student of RSA School of Motoring you get more. Why? Glad you asked...

Munster's best instructors

Only instructors that meet our high standards work with us. Each one is vetted through a intensive interview and training process

Comprehensive curriculum

Lessons with us don't just start and finish in the car. Work through our 16 module support email course based around the EDT and driving test.

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If you're not happy then we definitely aren't happy. If you're not satisfied after your first lesson we'll give you your money back*

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Quick easy online payments help you book lessons fast. And if you're looking for a personalised gift voucher, order from us and you'll have it in seconds.

Automatic or Manual

With us you can learn in automatic or manual and switch at anytime. Choose which transmission you want to use when you order and we'll handle the rest.

We come to you

We understand that our students often need their lessons to work around hectic schedules. That's why you can start your lesson from home, work or college.

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Driving Lessons Clonakilty

About ClonakiltyA Driving 

School Cork has faith in

Clonakilty, is a small town in County Cork, Ireland, approximately 45 minutes away by road to the west of Cork City. The town is located at the head of the tidal Clonakilty Bay and is surrounded by hilly country devoted primarily to dairy farming. find out more about Clonakilty


No other driving school takes the same approach as us in Clonakilty. As our student we want you to have fun during your lessons and stay safe when you drive. Which is why we continually train and upskill our instructors to not only give you the best driving lesson experience there is to be had in Clonakilty but also to give you a calm relaxed environment to learn in. With our instructors your driving will come to life.

Pass your test in Clonakilty


Everybody has bad habits and there is no such thing as a perfect driver. We don't waste time trying to make you a perfect driver. We fix areas of your driving need the most work so you progress fast and stay safe.

Retaining all the new information you're hit with when learning to drive is tough for any student. Which is why we have also developed a free email course, full of premium content and video tutorials to serve as a guide and to support throughout your essential driver training.

We have seen students consistently progress faster with the use of our home study support material. Our extra bonus training will give you the head start all your EDT driving lessons, on road rules and on the driving test. This additional free training material is not offered by any other driving school in Clonakilty.

Refreshingly Good Driving Lessons in Clonakilty

When we were in school we all had our favorite teachers, the ones that engaged us and made learning fun. And we can recall the bad teachers that had no business teaching anyone. Not all teachers are made equal and that is certainly no less true with driving instructors. It's not as simple as searching 'Driving Lessons Clonakilty' and picking the first driving school you see. Who can you have faith in to give you that enjoyable and engaging driving lesson experience?

You need a driving school with a reputation built on experience and student success. A place where students are routinely passing their driving test first time.

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Paul Kinsella

Paul Kinsella passed the test with RSA School of Motoring

I just passed my test today all thanks and credit goes to my instructor. I have been driving for some years and had failed my test on a couple of occasions. I decided to change test centers and contacted RSA School of Motoring a couple of weeks prior to my driving test and had 2 lessons and also a pre-test on the day of my driving test. you showed true professionalism in what you do I cant thank you enough. You Identified the grey areas were I was going wrong and I was put right at ease with your patience and understanding. Having that knowledge and experience sitting beside me advising me on what was required and expected of me just gave me great confidence on the day of the test. I certainly will recommend RSA to anyone I know and will highly recommend . Thanks again.

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Frank Siatak

Another one passes the test. Well done Frank Siatak

Well recommended 10/10. My instructor was very good and patience during my 12 lessons and informative. Today I passed my full test with no problem.

RSA School of Motoring have the exact reputation for student success we have been talking about and we have the verified testimonials to prove it. So if you need driving lessons you would be getting a head start choosing us. Keep reading to discover why.

Which category do you fall under? Either you have your EDT done and need to prepare for the driving test. Or you are a total beginner and need to start or finish off your Essential Driver Training.

So here is a little information on our approach.

What exactly is the EDT?

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It is an sad fact that Ireland is one of the worst countries in Europe for road deaths and accidents. The Road Safety Authority had to do something so they designed a new training syllabus that all new drivers had to complete. The Essential Driver Training or EDT.

This Essential Driver Training Syllabus requires that all learners must complete a minimum of 12 hours of essential driver training by an RSA approved driving instructor.

Learning to drive safely means knowing and practicing specific driving skills and these 12 EDT lessons have been intended to accomplish that.

Want to know more about how the EDT works?

Ready to book your EDT Driving Lessons in Cork? Then call 021 235 55 58

Getting yourself ready for the Test in Clonakilty

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First you must master the rules of the road, the road signs and skills involved to control a car safely. And then there is learning to pass the driving test. Being allowed to drive alone on Clonakilty roads is a right you must earn and the driving test is your chance to do it. And naturally, as with any test, if you understand the conditions and what to expect you can pass easily.

If you haven't done any preparation for your driving test the your are in the dark and being in the dark can cause a lot of fears to rise up. Fear can distract even the most experienced of drivers. Our approach removes all the unknowns and associated fear that comes with it.

Our tried and tested pretest training packages have been developed to specifically help you overcome your nerves and come out with a deep understanding on what will happen on test day.

Complete your pretest training with is and not only will you understand all four stages of the driving test, you'll know the potential test routes you may be brought on and you'll know exactly how the tester will speak to you and what they specifically want you to demonstrate.

Find our more about our pretest lessons in Cork here... or Call 021 235 55 58 now to book your pretest package.

Cork Test Centres

Cork City Test Centre

  • Doughcloyne Ind Estate, (Near Wilton Funeral Home), Sarsfield Road- Wilton
  • 1890406040
  • 9 weeks
Cork City Test Centre Average Pass Rate: 51.38%
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Ballincollig Test Centre

  • C/O Ballincollig Rugby Club, Tanner Park (Westvillage), Ballincollig
  • 1890406040
  • 9 weeks
Ballincollig Test Centre Average Pass Rate: 50.08%
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Mallow Test Centre

  • County Council Offices, Annabella, Mallow
  • 1890406040
  • 11 weeks
Mallow Test Centre Average Pass Rate: 57.08%
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Skibbereen Test Centre

  • Skibbereen Rugby Club, Mill Road, Skibbereen
  • 1890406040
  • 8 weeks
Skibbereen Test Centre Average Pass Rate: 56.00%
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Test your knowledge

Pop Quiz: Driving test questions

How do you approach and take the third exit off an ordinary four road roundabout?

You must check your rear and right mirrors signal right and manoeuvre right (just left of centre) on approach. Maintain your signal until you reach the exit before the one you want to take, then you must check your rear & left mirror and change your signal to the left, manoeuvre left and exit.

What shape is the sign that regulates?

Regulatory signs are round with red on white background with the exception of two: Stop and Yield.

Should you beckon pedestrians across a crossing?

You should not beckon pedestrians or other road users, as another vehicles may be approaching, they must make the decision for themselves.

What side of the road should your passengers alight from, especially children?

Pavement side.

Frequently asked questions:

Do you offer Driving Lesson Gift Vouchers in Cork?

Of course. And when it comes to gift ideas, a driving lesson gift card has to be one of the greatest there is when it comes to changing the life of a young adult. Change someones life today with a RSA School of Motoring Gift Voucher.

Learn to Drive in an Automatic

We wouldn’t be Clonakilty’s leading driving school if we didn’t. At RSA School of Motoring you can learn to drive in a manual or automatic car. The choice is yours. Give us a call to find out more.

Do you have female driving instructors in Clonakilty?

Do you want to do your Clonakilty driving lessons with a lady instructor? Your wish is our command. We have female driving instructors all over Clonakilty ready to help you complete your EDT and pass the driving test.

Can you collect me for my lesson?

We want your driving lessons to be convenient and easy to do. That is why our driving instructors will pick you up and drop you off from your chosen Clonakilty locations*, be it work, home or college.

Got anymore questions for us? Give one of our team a call now to discuss your driving lessons. We look forward to hearing from you.

And remember choose RSA School of Motoring Clonakilty and you will pass the test