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About Us

Established in the mid-70s, John Mannix & Son Driving School is one of the longest and well-established driving schools in the Mallow Region.

John was a recognised leader for quality driving lessons leading to successful driving test results in the north region of Co. Cork. In recent years John's son Tom, and his wife Sandra, have been carrying on the good family name and we are the first married couple in Mallow and Munster and the second married couple in Ireland to become fully qualified as Road Safety Authority RSA/ADI Approved Driving Instructors.

At John Mannix & Son Driving School we offer introductory driving lessons for novice drivers to pre-test tuition incorporating all Mallow test routes for test candidates. Driving lessons are carefully planned by us and structured to cater to the individual needs of each pupil. Our lessons follow the structure as outlined by the EDT Programme. The lessons can be done in your own car or in our dual control car. We offer extensive driving instruction and cater for all types of learner drivers. Whether you have never sat into the driver's seat before or need to remove those bad habits before the test John Mannix & Son Driving School is the school of choice.

We will also prepare our students for the theory part of the driving test which many people often forget about. We will cover all the types of questions that can be asked and ensure that you are fully prepared to answer any questions that may come up in the test. We will provide you with handouts covering these questions and answers so you can examine and study them in your own time. No other driving school provides such a personal service.

The comprehensive, personal, and friendly services you will find at John Mannix & Son Driving School is one of a kind. We believe that knowledgeable drivers are safer drivers and strive to educate our students as much as possible. Being as prepared as possible will increase your chances of passing the driving test first time and will set you up as you continue your driving career.

We cater for driving lessons for drivers with all disabilities.

Contact Tom and Sandra Today for More Information and to Book Your Driving Lessons

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you have a dual control car?

    Yes, our dual control car is fully insured for all lessons and pre-tests. Alternatively, driving lessons or pre-tests can be carried out in your own car.

  • What test routes do you cover?

    We cover all test routes in Mallow and North Country Cork. These test routes are used throughout our driving lessons and for pre-tests situations.

  • Can I purchase gift vouchers?

    Yes, gift vouchers are available to purchase for birthday presents, Christmas presents, etc. Please call us directly to purchase your gift vouchers.