Driving Lessons Northeast

We carry out our Category B Manual and Automatic driving lessons in a dual control Ford Fiesta 1.0, Voltswagon Polo 1.0, Ford Fiesta 1.2 Manual or Seat MII Automatic (A+ Pass) driving lessons are also provided.


How will my first lesson work?

We generally meet learner drivers in Dundalk, Drogheda or at a mutually convenient location and take it from there. A lot of our learner drivers have found it beneficial to do a 2 hour lesson initially as it helped to familiarise them with a new car and also to get comfortable and confident with the vehicle controls.

We will give you regular feedback on your progress and we actively address  any areas we feel you need to work on, or areas that you are not confident in. Coming up to the week of your test you should increase your amount of driving practice and take extra lessons this will fine tune your driving skills.

Night Driving Lessons - Driving in the Dark

At the end of the lesson one will be able to drive competently through a variety of different traffic conditions, in rural and built up areas during night time.

Advanced Driving Lessons

This involves driving competently through a variety of different road conditions including Motorways and dual carriageways, this will increase your driving skills and confidence on the road.  

In 2008 to help regulate the teaching standard of lessons in Ireland the RSA introduced a scheme whereby all Driving Instructors had to pass 3 exams to become an ADI (Advanced Driving instructor) or RSA Approved Driving Instructor. 

Driving Lesson Gift Vouchers available to buy online

A perfect present at Christmas and birthdays for anyone about to turn 17 or if someone is 'difficult to buy for' and seem to have everything except their Driving Licence.

Also perfect for a last minute gift - we can email your voucher directly to the recipient or we can deliver to you.  Buy a driving lesson gift voucher online now.

Lesson Cancellation policy 

If for some reason you need to cancel a driving lesson please give at least 48 hours notice, otherwise a cancellation fee of €30 will apply. Thank you. Sorry for any inconvenience.

EDT Driving Lessons across Co. Louth and the North East

Ardee Collon Gormanstown
Bellewstown Drogheda Mornington
Blackrock Duleek Omeath
Carlingford Dundalk Tallanstown
Carrickmacross Dunleer Termonfeckin
Castlebellingham Dunore and surrounding areas...

Beginners Driving Lessons and Advanced Drivers

With our ADI Driving Instructors, We cater for complete beginners and nervous drivers. We provide pre-tests, advanced, Motorway, night time and EDT driving lesson courses. Learn to drive in a patient, friendly and safe environment.

Dundalk Driving Test Routes

If you're located in Louth, Meath, Dublin or Monaghan we are experts on the Dundalk Driving Test Routes.

Patient, Friendly Tuition with Dual Control Car

Our driving lessons are designed to get you to pass your driving test on your 1st attempt. Our patient, professional driving instructors will help you through all aspects of the driving test so you feel confident behind the wheel.

Essential Driver Training (EDT)

EDT Diving Lessons is a mandatory training course (i.e. 12 lessons) that teaches fundamental driving skills to learner car drivers. It is part of the RSA’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) scheme and is intended to improve road safety. 

Why do I need EDT?

Studies show that young, inexperienced drivers are more likly to die or be seriously injured in collisions. (EDT) is one of several measures the RSA have introduced to help improve critical driving knowledge, behaviour and driving skills. From the 4th of April 2011, anyone applying for a category B learner permit most take the (EDT) course. 

What does EDT involve?

EDT is a course of 12 one-hour lessons or 6 two hour lessons. 

Do Lessons 1-8 in order. By then, you will have built up skills and experience so Lessons 9-12 can be taken in any order.


  1. Car Controls and Safety Checks 
  2. Correct Positioning 1
  3. Changing Direction 
  4. Progression Management 
  5. Correct Positioning 2
  6. Anticipation and Reaction 
  7. Sharing The Road 
  8. Driving Safely Through Traffic 
  9. Changing Directions (More Complex Situations) 
  10. Speed Management 
  11. Driving Calmly 
  12. Night Driving 

To book a lesson now call Gary on 083 334 9398 or email info@McBrideDrivingSchool.ie

*Special Offer Available For the first ten lessons only

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