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The following are some driving school testimonials from our happy customers.

Excellent. The instructor, Darragh was very professional, to a high standard. Very thankful for it.

Adrian on Trustpilot – March 2022.

Fintan was a great instructor! I passed my test on the first try. Loved that he sent me helpful videos to study.

Joy on Trustpilot – March 2022.

Lots of driving instructors have joined the team.

Paul is a great instructor. Really insightful and clear in his approach. Definitely recommend booking in with him to help you prep for your test.

Neil on Trustpilot – March 2022.

Paul gave me true insight of driving. I am thankful for the training he provided to me.

Muhammad on Trustpilot – February 2020.

I pass my driving test today at Dun Laoghaire the first time. Glad to have Fintan from this allied driving school. Great instructor , very professional, responsive and pleasant to get along with. Highly Recommended!! Thank you ! Salamat!

Rey on Trustpilot – February 2022.

Barney is a great driving instructor, extremely patient and makes you feel comfortable driving, a man of tonnes of knowledge and will keep you into great habits, for anyone starting off I would highly recommend Barney, 10/10 absolute gent 👍

Peter on Facebook – April 2020.

Would highly recommend Barney. Very professional and patient. Will be directing friends and Family to him In future 🙌🏼

Shannan on Facebook – April 2020.

Bernard Martin aka Barney became a Senior ADI with us this year.

Darragh from allied is an outstanding instructor. I was a beginner driver and Darragh instructed me from first lesson to passing test. 100% would not have passed without his instruction

James on Facebook – February 2020.

Darragh is an outstanding instructor who taught me stuff above and beyond of what I needed to know for the test of which I was successful and was funny and a patient instructor.
I appreciate his professionalism and commitment to safety and would recommend him.
Thanks for your help.

Andre on Google Maps Swords – February 2020.

Highly recommend Darragh. Very professional and thorough, he’s very focused on correcting bad habits and covering all the necessary material. His guidance will prepare you correctly for the test and instill good driving habits that should stay with you once you’ve passed.

Robert on Google Maps Finglas – February 2020.

Driving School Testimonials Archive

  1. Select testimonials from 2019

    Below are some of our favourite driving school testimonials from this year. Thank you all.

    Could not recommend Darragh enough. Passed my test first time after a few pre tests. Incredibly helpful instructor and a very nice guy. Very grateful for all his help. Thank you Darragh

    Owen on Facebook – November 2019.

    Darragh Dunne is a fantastic instructor. His tuition during the lessons and especially the mock tests really helped me in pass the driving test on my first attempt.

    Conor on Google Maps Swords – October 2019.

    Thank you so much, Darragh, for your great help/corrections and patience. I passed my driving test this morning!

    Hui Ma on Google Maps Swords – October 2019.

    Passed my driving test with the help of Darragh! Had previously failed the test, but Darragh was good at pointing out exactly the right things to focus on whereas previously I had over-focused on unimportant aspects of driving. He’s also good at instructing a more natural type of driving rather than putting on a performance for the test. I believe that these were instrumental in passing the test.

    David on Google Maps Finglas – May 2019.

    Hi, I personally recommend Darragh, as I passed my driving test today. I got lessons from him as recommended by my husband because he has passed his test after getting few lessons from Darragh. He is hugely supportive and I never need to took lessons from other instructor. I really appreciate your guidance. Darragh and you are the best

    Sue on Facebook – April 2019.

    We thank you all for your kind reviews.


    Igor on Goolge Maps Finglas – May 2019.

    Big thanks to Darragh at allied instructors, done a lesson and pre-test with him and passed first time🎉
    Highly recommend Darragh to anyone:)

    Faith on Facebook – April 2019.

    Passed my test with no hassle, Darragh was a great help in working out my faults and focusing on resolving them before the final test. Highly recommended.

    Skully on Google Maps Finglas – February 2019.

  2. Select testimonials from 2018

    Below are some of our favourite driving school testimonials from this year. Thank you all.

    Passed my test yesterday in Finglas thanks in a great way to ADI Driving And Darragh, who is easily the most patient driving instructor I have ever had. Thanks so much for all your great advice Darragh. Really reasonably priced lessons, great tuition and a laugh or two along the way. I can not recommend ADI Driving enough.

    Alan on Google Maps Finglas – November 2018.

    Highly recommend Darragh from Allied driving instructors, I had my learners permit for 3 years before taking my test and had developed a lot of bad habits along the way, from the first lesson Darragh had managed to get rid of a lot of my bad habits, very patient instructor and provides very good advice. I passed my test first time with only 1 grade 2 mark, thanks again Darragh.

    Lloyd on Google Maps Finglas – June 2018.

    I’d like to say thanks very much to Darragh, he helped me so much to pass on the driving test and I wouldn’t be able to pass without his help… I’ll indicate him to all my friends …

    Mariana on Facebook – February 2018.

    Your Driving Instructor Testimonials are very important to us.

    Thank you Darragh for helping me passed my test, very patient and very good instructor, had only few lessons with him and he made my driving lesson comfortable straight away. I would recommend you to anyone. Really couldn’t pass it without you.

    Radford on Facebook – February 2018.

    Darragh is a really good instructor , he helped me a lot!!!!

    Allan on Facebook – September 2018.

    Exceptional instructor and very patient � I would like to thank Darragh for all his amazing help and patience with me throughout my lessons. I’m delighted to say I passed my test today with all his help and guidence.

    Valerie on Facebook – May 2018.

  3. Select testimonials from 2017

    Below are some of our favourite driving school testimonials from this year. Thank you all.

    I passed my test first time yesterday and couldn’t have done it without Darragh. He taught me to drive over a year ago so when I got my test date I called him up again. In 4 weeks he had all my bad habits gone and was so patient with me in every lesson. There wasn’t a road I was brought on during the test that I didn’t know thanks to Darragh. I honestly couldn’t recommend him enough. Thanks Darragh!!!

    Grainne on Facebook – August 2017.

    Darragh was an amazing instructor and a great help to me when I was getting ready for my test. I found him really easy to understand and work with and I passed my test, so a huge thanks to him for helping me do so! So I would highly recommend him – He’s a great teacher.

    Noelle on Google Maps Finglas – June 2017.

    Sat my driving test for the first time this morning, after only 6 weeks of lessons with Darragh. Couldn’t recommend him more. Wouldn’t have done it without you Darragh, thanks so much for all your help.

    Sean on Facebook – April 2017.

    Genuine, volunteered testimonials matter, Thank you.

    Darragh was an amazing instructor and helped me to pass my test! I did all of my lessons and pretest lessons with him and gained quality driving experience under his guidance.
    He is a very calm and reassuring presence on the road and I would highly recommend him!

    Aoife on Facebook – February 2017.

    Passed my test today. So happy. Thanks to Darragh. He taught me to drive and I have only taken lessons from him. I don’t own a car. Everything he said was helpful and encouraging. As a result I highly recommend him.

    Scott on Google Maps Finglas – February 2017.

    I had 2 Pre-test lessons with Darragh at short notice. He was really amazing, especially considering that I hadn’t been driving with him since the start. Really calm, really knowledgeable, and has lots of great advice. I can’t recommend ADI Driving instructors highly enough and I wish I’d gone with them from the start.

    Jamie on Facebook – January 2017.

    Passed my test today and I am absolutely over the moon. Couldn’t have done it with out the help of Darragh. The man has the patience of a saint and works really hard to get rid of any of your bad habits. Thanks so much Darragh really can’t thank you enough.

    Kayleigh on Facebook – January 2017.

  4. Select testimonials from 2016

    Below are some of our favourite driving school testimonials from this year. Thank you all.

    I passed my driving test today. My instructor is Darragh. He knows the routes and what the tester are looking for. All his suggestion is very helpful and useful. Highly recommend Darragh as an instructor.

    Henry on Google Maps Raheny – December 2016.

    I passed my driving test and I am delighted. I highly recommend Darragh as an instructor. It was a pleasant experience learning the right skills from him – he is kind, patient, fair, reliable, rigorous and accommodating. Booking a batch of lessons in advance is very good value.

    Louise on Google Maps Raheny – November 2016.

    After getting recommended to contact Darragh at ADI from a friend … Well worth the money! Passed the driving test with flying colours, and on the first time!! Thanks Darragh!

    Aaron on Google Maps Raheny – September 2016.

    I took a series of lessons with Darragh from ADI and found him brilliant and so patient. At first I was quite a nervous driver but he really helped me move along at a steady pace and helped build my driving confidence. Really appreciate all his help and advice. He is very reliable and professional instructor whom I’d recommend to anyone learning to drive

    Erika on Facebook – September 2016.

    If you are thinking about passing your driving test. There is no where else or no one else to turn to but Darragh. … No if’s or buts. The proof is I passed mine today. Thanks immensely Darragh you’re a Star.

    Albie on Facebook – June 2016.

    Thank you all for your kind reviews.

    Darragh is an excellent teacher – very patient, inspires confidence and really cares about putting good drivers onto Irish roads. He is very reliable and also flexible with scheduling classes. Every lesson builds on the last and progress is steady… Darragh is by far the best! Thanks for helping me pass first time!

    Hilary on Facebook – June 2016.

    I have passed my driving test this morning and that too on my very first attempt. Thanks to Darragh and ADI… I would recommend ADI to anyone looking for EDT sessions. Not to forget the mock tests and pre-test sessions are big plus. Thanks Darragh

    Rajat – May 2016.

    Passed my test 2nd time today!! It wouldn’t have been possible without the guidance of Darragh. I was totally a newbie before meeting Darragh…

    Shan – April 2016.

    Passed my test today and I am absolutely over the moon.. Couldn’t have done it with out the help of Darragh. The man has the patience of a saint and works really hard to get rid of any of your bad habits…

    Jordan – February 2016.

    Passed my test after several times of trying- I have number of different instructors but when Darragh Dunne came along … finally passed! He is easy going and push you to get those bad habits sorted. Highly recommend Darragh The Beard Man! Thank You, Aga The Forgetful One.

    Aga on Facebook – January 2016.

  5. Select testimonials from 2015

    Below are some of our favourite driving school testimonials from this year. Thank you all.

    I passed the driving test in Raheny today after 3 previous attempts. I hadn’t driven properly in 2 years, until September when I started getting lessons from Darragh at ADI. It had been so long since I’d driven that my confidence was lowered & I was confused by advice from previous instructors, which had made me nervous & unsure whilst driving.
    Darragh was clear and concise with his lessons & very patient. He also debunked a few myths I heard from previous instructors which simplified everything for me.
    He was also accommodating with my work hours which were on a week-to-week basis.
    I would definitely recommend Darragh to anyone struggling with their driving. The whole process was less stressful & easier this time round! If I could do it, anyone can! Thanks a mill Darragh!

    Kate on Facebook – November 2015.

    Sometimes you have such nice things to say, it can be hard to choose what ones to post here.

    Darragh is a wonderful instructor. He was patient and calm right from my nervous 1st lesson, right up until I passed my test first time, thanks to his keen eye and excellent instructions. I couldn’t recommend him higher. If you’re learning, or feeling nervous about an upcoming test, do yourself a favour. Book some lessons with Darragh.

    Stephen on Facebook – September 2015.

    Darragh, Thank you very much for helping me till last minute. I would highly recommend to have lessons with him. He is a very kind and experienced instructor. So lucky to have him as my instructor. Without him, I wouldn’t think I could pass the test. Thanks again!

    Jiao-Ling Jin – September 2015.

    Passed my test today with only one fault thanks to Darragh, great instructor, really helps you get rid of the bad habits. Down to earth and easy to get along with, helps put you at ease when behind the wheel.

    Ernest Furey – August 2015.

    Passed my test this week after a series of lessons with Darragh. A really excellent instructor: quickly identifies the areas that need work and sets about fixing them (including sometimes using outside the box methods when nothing else is getting through, as Was the case with me). Very nice guy too. Thanks again Darragh!

    Ruairi – August 2015.

    All of these Driving School Testimonials are voluntarily posted, Thank You.

    Just passed my test first time! I’d like to thank and highly recommend Darragh Dunne for all his help and encouragement over the last couple of months!!

    Audrey – July 2015.

    I passed my driving test this week after years of trying with various instructors. Darragh Dunne without a doubt was the best instructor I ever had and I would definitely recommend him. He is clear, concise, patient, relaxed and professional. Through his guidance I was able to work on my weaknesses to give me the confidence to get driving. Thanks Darragh!

    Garwin – July 2015.

    I just passed my driving test!! First time too!! I couldn’t have done it with out Charlie Hurley and Darragh Dunne.

    I really can’t recommend these two driver instructors any more and wouldn’t have my license without them.

    Fiona O’Farrell – June 2015.

    Just passed my test first time. Done all my lessons and pre-tests with Darragh Dunne as instructor he explains everything. highly recommend Darragh thank you.

    Ann McGrath – January 2015.

  6. Select testimonials from 2014

    Below are some of our favourite driving school testimonials from this year. Thank you all.

    I PASSED!!! It’s Amy

    Amy by text – October 2014.

    I passed by driving test at last!
    Previously I had 3 fails over the years ( before I met Darragh ) and finally passed thanks to the brilliant instruction I received from Darragh Dunne.
    The mock test lessons were particularly helpful.
    Thanks a million Darragh.

    Bernard Carr – September 2014.

    I just passed my driving test today, and I am very happy that I passed it without one single fault. As a result l would like to thank Darragh Dunne for being very helpful, he was very precise with his instructions and his encouragement was great. I would highly recommend Darragh as a driver instructor to anyone willing to take their lessons in the future. Thank you Darragh.

    Phil Simmons- August 2014.

    I have been to different driving instructors but when I did sit down for a driving lesson last June 2014 with Darragh, I learn a lot of things from him and I passed the driving exam last June. If your looking for a a well recommended driving instructor, look for Darragh and for me he’s the best. Thanks Darragh.

    Rey – June 2014.

    Thank you all for your kind Driving School Testimonials.

    Hey guys! I passed my driving test in first attempt and I am very excited now that I don’t have to have L-plates on. A big, big big, thanks to Darragh. The pre test classes helped me a lot and improved my driving skills. One last thing before I finish, Darragh is a tough task master 🙂 If you wanna pass the driving test ..just ring him now!!

    Vamsi Krishna – April 2014.

    I would highly recommend Darragh as an instructor. Concise and to the point he was a great help. I had tried a few instructors before but he was head and shoulders above the rest. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough 🙂

    Bill Fitzgerald – April 2014.

    I would definitely recommend Darragh Dunne as an instructor. He explains everything really clearly and he answers all my questions. I just passed my exam today after few lessons thanks for support.

    Adam. – April 2014.

    I would recommend Darragh Dunne for Driving Lessons gives you a real sense of what the test is going to be like. Came into the test centre with me and chatted with me to control my nerves. I got a mock test before the real thing and we specifically targeted areas that I was making mistakes, which was I felt a big help! Thanks so much Darragh!

    Paul Redmond. – February 2014.

  7. Select testimonials from 2013

    Below are some of our favourite driving school testimonials from this year. Thank you all.

    I needed to do my driving test and came across Allied Driving Instructors by chance online. So I booked a three hour lesson with Allied Driving Instructors and he was well worth every penny. He taught me so well, from the basics up. I found him to be extremely personable and imparted his knowledge excellently. Then I passed my test later that same day 100%. Now my brother is taking lessons with Allied too. I can’t recommend them highly enough. They really care.

    Sebastian C. – December 2013.

    I’d definitely recommend Darragh Dunne as an instructor, he explains everything clearly, answers all questions and is reliable. From lesson one, I started applying what he taught me to my own driving and I started ironing out bad habits that I had picked up. I am still on a high from passing the test this afternoon for the first time at Tallaght and I owe this to Darragh`s expertise. So I would highly recommend Darragh to anyone looking for lessons.

    Maricica Bibu – September 2013.

    I passed my test only 2 mistakes. Thanks very much for all your support.

    Muhammad – July 2013.

    All of these reviews can be found on Google maps or Facebook.

    Passed! Not even 1 mark! Thanks for all your help and encouragement.

    Megan – June 2013.

    I’ve been getting lessons with them since March. Courteous and professional.

    Donagh Molloy- June 2013.

    Darragh is a calm patient teacher, who is highly reliable and always on time. He kept in touch and communicated very well with me. Would highly recommend him to anyone.

    Sean Barber – April 2013.

    PASSED!!! He also said I was hands down, the best driver in the entire world.

    Sam – March 2013.

    I bought a voucher as a gift for my son. He found the instructor very good and with a great sense of humour.

    Denise Hughes- March 2013.

  8. Select testimonials from 2012

    Below are some of our favourite driving school testimonials from this year. Thank you all.

    Thanks for all the help with the driving lessons! I passed my test just in time for Christmas.

    Joe Garvey- December 2012.

    I have had 9 EDT lessons with Darragh to date and I would highly recommend him as a driving instructor.  Darragh is a patient, encouraging teacher and always makes me at ease when I’m in the car despite being a bag of nerves before hand.   I have learned a lot and gained great experience from him.  When my test comes up I know I will look to Darragh for some pre test lessons to make sure I’m up to scratch with everything.  Keep up the good work Darragh!

    Darren – November 2012.

    I passed my test. Thank you very much for everything. Delighted to take my L plates down.

    Paula – October 2012.

    Your Driving School Testimonials are important to us, Thank You.

    Just passed driving test at first go after lessons with Darragh! Definitely recommend to everyone. My mock driving test with Darragh made huge difference to my driving. Thank you, AdiDriving !!!!!

    Dimitru – October 2012.

    Thanks a mil four all the driving lessons over the year and I passed my test. I’m so trilled, so thanks again.

    Veronica – September 2012.

    I took driving lessons from Darragh Dunne and I just recently passed my test. So I would recommend him as a driving instructor as I found him to be very patient, professional in his manner, liked the notes after each lesson and also his get up and go attitude to keep the motivation going to pass the test.

    Mary Clavin – June 2012.

    Darragh is a brilliant driving instructor. Really helped me come along in just over a week to pass my test first time! Highly recommended and a genuine nice guy! 🙂

    David Hendrick – January 2012.

  9. Select testimonials from 2011

    Below are some of our favourite driving school testimonials from this year. Thank you all.

    I recently passed my driving test after getting lessons from Darragh Dunne. He was really patient and really helped to keep me calm as I was quite nervous. I would definitely recommend Darragh for driving lessons

    Yvonne Morrissey – 2011.

    Just want to thank you for your excellent instruction in getting Claire through her driving test! You had her very well prepared in a short time and we’re all delighted. Kate is enjoying her lessons with you too. You can let her know when you feel she’s ready to apply for her test. Really appreciate all your help with both girls.

    Brenda M – 2011.

    I passed driving test in first attempt in Raheny. Driving instructions were very helpful from Darragh and couldn’t have passed without his contribution. Beside passing the driving test, the lessons were very helpful to drive safely.

    Atif K – 2011.

  10. Select driving school testimonials pre 2011, letters and cards

    We took lessons with Darragh Dunne from September 2007 to April 2008. We were very happy with the lessons we received and with the standard of professionalism displayed by Darragh when teaching us. As a result of these lessons we were both successful in passing our driving tests and now qualified drivers.

    Sorcha and Philip – 2008.

    I received driving lessons from Darragh Dunne before I owned my car and leading up to my test. He is a very good instructor and I have recommended him to several people as I passed my driving test first time round without getting any marks, thanks to Darragh’s great teaching.

    Niamh G. – 2008.

    The reviews in this section can not be traced online. But they are still some of our favourites.

    I am writing to show my appreciation towards my former driving instructor, Darragh Dunne. When I first started to drive I had ten lessons with Darragh. During which he showed great patience and guidance throughout. When I got the date for my test I booked a number of pre test lessons with Darragh which I found truly helpful on aspects such as the reverse around a corner and road positioning. On the day of my test itself, there was a long delay and I was very nervous. So we went through some last minute checks and questions, which really helped to calm my nerves. To my delight I passed. Thanks a lot.

    Charlotte G. – 2008.

    Driving School Testimonials

    Meeting outside the Finglas test centre.