Hi there, my name is Ronan Donnelly and welcome to the Donnelly School of Motoring website.  I hope that this site can provide you with the necessary information to guide you in your quest to become a safe and fully licensed driver.

Having qualified and worked as a driving instructor in the U.K. I returned to Ireland and now operate out of Sligo town. Picking up students for their lessons at various designated points.

New Drivers

Important note. If you received your FIRST learner permit after April 4th 2011 (check date on permit) you must take part in the new EDT course in order to eventually sit your driving test. Please check the RSA website for full details or contact me at the email address or phone numbers above.

Important changes have been made to driver licensing and learner permit rules with effect from 19th January 2013. Click here for further information. The new rate for a full licence is now 55€, up from 25€.

From the RSA regarding learner permits:

A learner permit is issued to enable the permit holder to learn to drive in the Republic of Ireland and is not valid on other countries roads ( including Northern Ireland ). Many learner drivers are not aware that this restriction on where they can drive applies to their learner permit. If a learner driver drives outside of the Republic of Ireland they may invalidate their MOTOR INSURANCE policy and therefore may be subject to arrest and prosecution for driving without a licence / no motor insurance.


  Adult Student
1 Hr. 35.00€ 32.00€
EDT (12 Hours) 369.00€ 339.00€


Car For Test: 70.00€



Reg. Approved Driving Instructor R.S.A. 34925

Reg. Approved Driving Instructor U.K. 182655