ShannonSide Driving School

Limerick City's Longest Running Driving School

SDS is not only Limerick City's longest running driving school but one of the longest in the country.
Tom established SDS in 1988 and has worked in the industry since 1981.
With over 30 years of experience and a 90% 1st-attempt driving test pass rate; he takes pride in ensuring each learner is fully prepared for their driving test and the roads beyond.

  • Automatic Nissan Micra
  • Dual Controls
  • Expert Tuition
  • Pre-test lessons in Pupil's own car
  • Local Pickup
  • School car hire for RSA Driving Test
  • Ask about our EDT offers!

Automatic Lessons

Automatic Driving Lesson Car

Automatic Nissan Micra

Learn to drive with the ease of an automatic, in the safety of a dual control car with an expert tutor.

Tom will help you on your way to becoming a confident and capable driver.

Learn To Drive in Limerick

First Steps

  1. Before starting to drive you need to have passed your theory test: the best advice is here – Official Theory Site
  2. Apply for your driving permit, you can do that here – Apply For Your Permit
  3. Get in contact. ShannonSide Driving School is the number one school in Limerick, get in touch and Tom will steer you in the right direction.

Applying for your driving Test

  • Have some lessons. It is now compulsory to have at least 12 hours of lessons completed before you sit your test.
  • Contact the RSA to book your test. Note there are a number of fake websites out there that will charge high fees, don't fall for it and only use the official RSA site – Book Your Test
  • As the saying goes – fail to prepare, prepare to fail. The test is not easy and you will not pass without the proper tuition and practice, get in touch and keep up the practice between lessons.

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Phone today on 0871257455 and begin your journey to a becoming a competent driver with an experienced instructor with an outstanding 30 years reputation of dedication to his pupils.
Tom's dedication to his work never fails, and neither will you!