Theory Test

Book your RSA Theory Test  Here.

Before you can learn how to drive a car in Ireland (under instruction) you must obtain a learner permit also known as a provisional driving licence and be at least 17 years of age. In order to get a provisional licence you need to pass a theory test. We provide free theory test lessons. For more information call Gary on: 083 334 9398 or email 

Weekly Driver Theory Lessons - 99% PASS Rate - Free of Charge.

Every Tuesday night 7pm.

Redeemer Family Centre,

Ard Easmuinn,


Co. Louth.

A91 Ptt2

Email: or call 083 3349398 , 083 8577548 or 087 7971576 


The Theory Test: 40 questions. 35 correct answers to pass.

The Theory test involves answering a set of 40 multiple choose questions using a touch screen computer. 35 questions need to be correct before you can obtain your Learners Permit.

To see a sample of some of the types of questions you might be asked Theory and Driving test questions.

You can apply for your theory test up to three months before your seventeenth birthday however, it would not become valid until you are 17.

As soon as you pass the theory test, you can apply for a Learner Permit (Provisional driving licence). Then get used to driving test routes by taking Driving lessons in Dundalk. You cannot book the driving test until 6 months after you have passed the theory test.

The theory test introduced in 2001 will test you on:

  • Rules of the Road
  • Risk Perception
  • Eco – Driving
  • Hazard awareness
  • Good driving behaviour


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Driving lesson Gift Vouchers make 'Brilliant presents' 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. We at McBride Driving School can deliver to your door or meet at a suitable location.

Rules of the Road

The purpose of the Rules of the Road is to save lives and prevent injury on our roads. The rules apply to all road users: 

  • Drivers 
  • Pedestrians 
  • Motorcyclists 
  • Horse-riders 
  • Cyclists

Copies of the newly updated revision material Rules of the Road  5th edition Book and CD ROM are available through all good book shops, A download PDF version of the book is available on this website.

Theory Test Format

  • The Theory test is taken using a touch screen computerised system. Candidates select their answers by touching the computer screen. A practice session can be undertaken before you take the actual test so that you can get used to the system. You don't need to be computer literate in any way. 
  • If you wish to complete your test through Irish, this can be facilitated at your test centre and during your test.
  • The test is scored automatically and results are made available to you immediately. You will receive a pass certificate for your theory test at the test centre. 

Special Needs

When booking the theory test it is important that you dicuss with RSA any special needs you may have.

If you have Reading or hearing problems a headset can be provided with an English language voice-  over. You can also ask for extra time to complete the test. For further information please contact the  Theory Test enquiry line on 1890 606 106 and ask for the special needs section.

Once you have passed the theory test you can apply for a Learner permit at your NDLS Centre. You will need to get your eyes tested and have an eyesight report that allows you to drive.

Bring along the following:

  • 2 Passport Photos
  • Proof of ID 
  • such as copy of Passport 
  • or Birth Certificate

To apply by post, send all of the above to the address below and you should receive your licence within 2 – 4 weeks  

If you do not pass your driver theory test you may get a writing report high lighting the areas you where weak, this will help when restudying. You may apply for a new test after three days, visit for online booking or call the information and booking line, 1890 606-106.  

You cannot take a driving test for at least six months after getting your first learner permit. Driver Theory Test.

For more information contact:


Theory Test Centre Locations


Office 1, 2nd Floor, Block 1 Quayside Business Park, Millstreet, Dundalk, Co.Louth.

1890 606 106



12 Shop Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

1890 606 106


Driver Theory Testing Service

  • Post: PO Box 788, Togher, Cork.
  • Lo-call: 1890-606-106   
  • Text phone: 1890-616-216
  • Apply online
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