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Driving Lessons

Whether you have never driven a car before, have some experience, or are preparing to take your Driving Test, we can significantly enhance your driving skills. As a new John Mannix & Son Driving School student, your driving ability will be thoroughly assessed. Once we have established your current level of experience, we will work to ensure not only that you pass your driving test but that you will remain a safe and confident driver for life.

We offer Beginner Courses for the total novice and Intermediate Courses for those who have had some driving experience. Pre-test courses are recommended for Provisional Licence Holders who are about to take the Driver Test, and who will benefit from special pre-test evaluation and revision. We also offer exclusive Intensive Driving tuition for people who have limited time to prepare for the Driving Test.

In order to pass your test, you need to be able to show a high level of competency, self-assurance, and attentiveness to the safety and convenience of other road users. You will also have to demonstrate your knowledge of the Rules of the Road and perform a number of manoeuvres (including the turnabout, reversing around a corner and the hill-start). During the course of your driving lessons, we will take you step-by-step through all the techniques and skills required to drive competently.

EDT Driving Lessons

Essential Driver Training (EDT) is a mandatory training course that teaches fundamental driving skills to learner car drivers.


Run by the RSA, every learner driver must complete 12 EDT Lessons. Each lesson will focus on a particular driving skill and lessons must be completed in order. Upon beginning your driving lessons with John Mannix & Son Driving School you will receive a lesson logbook which will be used to record what you have learned in each lesson and what skills you need to practice.

Once all 12 lessons are complete, and you have held your learner's permit for at least 6 months you can then book your driving test.

Driving Lesson Prices

At John Mannix & Son Driving School, we offer the most competitive prices for driving lessons in Mallow and North Cork.

Dual Car Lesson €40
Own Car Lessons €40
Dual Car Pre-Test €40
Own Car Pre-Test €40
Dual Car Test Hire €50
Automatic electric cars €40

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Driving Lessons – FAQs

  • How many driving lessons do I have to do?

    You must complete all 12 mandatory EDT Driving lessons. Your driving instructor will record when each lesson took place and all 12 must be signed off before you can apply for your driving test.

  • How soon can I do my driving test?

    Once you have completed all 12 driving lessons, and have held your provisional driving licence for at least 6 months you can apply for your driving test. If you have finished all 12 lessons but have only had your licence for 4 months then you will need to wait a further 2 months before booking the test.

  • Can I do extra lessons?

    Absolutely, you can have as many driving lessons as you wish. The 12 EDT lessons are the minimum amount of lessons required. If you are a nervous driver or feel you need some more experience and training before undertaking your test then you can absolutely do so.