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Evan was a model student and really took an interest in his lessons. He listened well to everything that was been said to him and excelled in his driving ability. As soon as he finished his EDT Lessons, I knew he was ready for the test. Congratulations Evan and best wishes for the future.

Evan McLoughlin Guinan

Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Date Test Passed:-

Tuesday 11 December 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"Just passed my test with Ray, Thanks very much Ray for all the work you’ve put in preparing me for the test and helping me become 1 rock solid driver. Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!"

Evan McLoughlin Guinan.

One of the most friendly guys I've ever met and had the pleasure of been with on lessons, Darren was more like a good friend than just a student. We had some great laughs along the way. He was very unlucky on his 1st test back in July but today in the spills of rain in Portlaoise, he came out a winner and got his full licence. Congratulations Darren and all the very best for the future. Harvey Norman's in Naas are lucky to have such a good guy as you on their staff. Job well done. 

Darren O' Hara

Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

Date Test Passed:-

Friday 09 November 2018.

Test Centre:- Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

"Thanks for your help and patience, You are not only a driving instructor, but a friend aswell, I'd always be a provisional driver without you. I would highly recommend you to anyone. Best of luck in the future my friend".

Darren O' Hara.

When I met Suzanne back in June this year, she already had some driving experience having completed 2 of the EDT Lessons with another instructor. Over the course of the remaining lessons, her confidence and driving improved and was able to remember all the routines required. This morning, she got her full licence on her very 1st attempt. Congratulations Suzanne.

Suzanne O' Reilly

Portarlington, Co. Offaly.

Date Test Passed:-

Monday 22 October 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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I first met Anthony back in March of this year. After completing his 12 EDT Lessons, he knew that he was not at driving test standard and purchased another block of lessons to bring his skills up to the level needed to pass. When I did the mock test with him yesterday, I had him down for just 4 Grade 2 faults and that is what he came back with today on his test. A 1st time pass for Anthony, I was delighted that things worked out well for him. Congratulations and best wishes for the future.

Anthony Mullin

Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

Date Test Passed:-

Tuesday 16 October 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"Thanks a lot Ray for all your help. I couldn’t have done it without you. Delighted I got a first time pass, can't recommend you enough. Best of luck to you in the future"

Anthony Mullin.

Deaglan contacted me shortly before his 1st test back in May, but unfortunately there wasn't enough time to get in enough lessons to get him to the standard required and he lost out. However, once bitten, twice shy, Deaglan was never going to make that mistake again and this time when his test date was given to him, he contacted me immediately and we got to work. We had plenty of time to cover everything that was needed to get to driving test standard so there would be no errors and this time it paid off. Congratulations Deaglan and job well done. Stay safe and keep it between the lines.  

Deaglan Allen

Rathmore, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

Date Test Passed:-

Monday 24 September 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"Passed My test today with help from Ray, A great teacher and also good craic, Would highly recommend!"

Deaglan Allen.

Megan was already a driver with her own car when I met her last month. However, she had a lot of bad habits that needed urgent attention to put right in a short space of time, because she already had her test booked. Despite her nerves, she worked really hard for me and picked up on things very quickly. I was really delighted for her when she passed her test on her very 1st attempt this morning. Her mother came with her for support also. Congratulations Megan and best wishes to you.

Megan Dowling

Portarlington, Co. Laois.

Date Test Passed:-

Wednesday 19 September 2018.

Test Centre:- Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

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Glen started off his EDT Lessons with me back in January this year as a beginner. As time went on, I watched his confidence growing and it really helped him a lot, when he was put on the insurance of the family car. Glen also helped me out back in April of this year by volunteering to be my student for my own ADI Check Test. Thanks for that Glen. You were great that day. And today, you got the result you deserved so much on your very 1st attempt at the test. You worked really hard and kept up with all the good habits. Congratulations and best wishes.

Glen Behan

Coolelan, Rathangan, Co. Kildare.

Date Test Passed:-

Tuesday 11 September 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"Ray is a great instructor. He was always patient, and over the course of the EDT lessons he corrected me on any bad habits that I had. I would highly recommend him for your lessons. Thanks again Ray!"

Glen Behan.

Shane is my nephew and a sister of Stephanie who also passed her test with me way back in April 2015. He was very unlucky on his 1st attempt at the test back in June of this year. I told him to apply for it again and after a bit of a rough patch, he finally got today as the date for his test. He worked hard at trying to put the habits right that knocked him twice before. Because I couldn't be with him today due to a prior personal appointment, I did a 2 hour lesson with him on Saturday and wished him the very best of luck. Shane sent me the text with the good news that he passed. I was delighted for him. I asked him to send me on a photo of himself holding his cert and here it is. Congratulations Shane and best wishes for the future. 

Shane Mooney

Clonmoyle, Rathangan, Co. Kildare.

Date Test Passed:-

Monday 03 September 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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I first met Luke back in February this year. A very polite young man, he already had driving experience in tractors. He put in a lot of hard work with his lessons and built up his skills towards the test very quickly. He went out this morning and nailed it on his very 1st attempt. Congratulations Luke, and remember, licence is for whole life, not just the test. Best wishes to you.

Luke Douglas

Kilmurray Lodge, Enfield, Co. Meath.

Date Test Passed:-

Saturday 01 September 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"Ray you make the impossible possible! I had so many bad habits. Ray worked his magic and managed to get rid of all my bad habits which I thought was a nearly impossible task! Great man to crack jokes I must say ! Cannot thank him enough when I passed my test first time with flying colours".

Luke Douglas.

I first met Eoin in June of 2017 when he contacted me to let me know he had a test coming up in July. He worked hard to get rid of his bad habits and was very unlucky on his 1st attempt, missing it by only one fault. Due to a football injury, he was out for almost a year and only contacted me in the last couple of weeks to say he had a re-test on today. He still maintained all the good habits and today he got the result he missed out on over a year ago. Congratulations Eoin. Job well done. Best wishes for the future.

Eoin McCann

Coolaghy, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

Date Test Passed:-

Wednesday 22 August 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"I cannot highly recommend Ray enough. He is a fantastic instructor and is very honest with you which is very important".

Eoin McCann.

I first met Natalia back in June of 2017 when she started her EDT Lessons with me as a total beginner. Because her goal was just to be able to drive to work and home, she really gave everything she had into her lessons. She is one of the very few students who was able to remember all my little quotes which really helped her to remember important routines. I was absolutely delighted when she passed her test today. She worked so hard for her full licence. Congratulations Natalia, we had some great laughs and chats.

Natalia Sojka

Portarlington, Co. Laois.

Date Test Passed:-

Thursday 12 July 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"Ray is fantastic instructor, a great friend and I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to pass their test first time!! Thanks Ray, will miss our chats! Good luck "

Natalia Sojka.

Kacper is another one of my TY students and a good friend of Adrian Nowak who passed with me just 5 days ago. Like Adrian, Kacper adopted very well to the EDT training and used his lessons wisely. He got in as much practice as he could between lessons and it paid off, because just like Adrian, he went out today and passed the driving test on his very 1st attempt. Congratulations Kacper and remember to always keep with the good habits. Driving is for whole life. 

Kacper Jan Kapturkiewicz

Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Date Test Passed:-

Tuesday 19 June 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"Ray was a great teacher throughout all lessons. He gave me some great advice and helped me on passing my exam in first try."

Kacper Jan Kapturkiewicz.

Gary started with me way back in November 2016 as a complete beginner with no experience and completed his EDT programme in July 2017. He then went off the grid for a good while but came back this year to complete the driving test. He never forgot any of the good habits I gave him and I knew he had an excellent shot at the test and on his 1st attempt, he went out and nailed it. Congratulations Gary and best wishes for the future.

Gary Byrne

Portarlington, Co. Laois.

Date Test Passed:-

Friday 15 June 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"Ray was great. He was extremely helpful and patient. He managed to help me pass the test first time, become a much better driver than when I started, all while having a good laugh too. Couldn't recommend him enough. Thanks again Ray!"

Gary Byrne.

When I first met Adrian, he was one of my TY students when I was doing Road Safety lectures in Coláiste Choilm in Tullamore. When he got his Learner permit, he contacted me and we got him started on his EDT Lessons. He was very quick at learning things and showed excellent improvement on each lesson. His reward today was a 1st time pass. Congratulations Adrian, and best wishes for the future. Remember, driving is for whole life, not just licence. Stay safe.

Adrian Nowak

Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Date Test Passed:-

Thursday 14 June 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"Ray was a great driving instructor boosted my confidence and prepared me well for the driving test. Helped me get out of bad habits and got my test first time. Thanks for everything Ray."

Adrian Nowak.

Cian started off with no driving experience whatsoever. As his lessons progressed, he managed to buy himself his own car to practice in, and it was in this car that Cian went out today and passed his driving test on the very 1st attempt. A very nice, polite young man, I can honestly say, I enjoyed my time in the car with him. Best wishes Cian and stay safe.

Cian Dunne

Portarlington, Co. Laois.

Date Test Passed:-

Wednesday 13 June 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"I had very little driving experience when beginning my lessons. However thanks to Ray’s patience and guidance I had no problem passing my test first time. Thanks Ray!"

Cian Dunne.

I first met Luc way back in late October 2017. Because he was away a lot in boarding school, it took him some time to complete the EDT Lessons, but anytime he appeared for his lessons, he always gave 100% and this stood to him today. He went out and passed his test on the very 1st attempt and I was delighted for him. Congratulations Luc and best wishes for the future.

Lucas Culliton

Portarlington, Co. Laois.

Date Test Passed:-

Monday 11 June 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"I started with Ray back in October, having little experience driving. Ray was fantastic in being able to manage my lessons as I was in boarding school for the period in which I was completing my EDT course. He could always fit me in to his schedule even though i had very specific times. He clamped down on my bad habits straight away and as soon as he would see an ounce of them creeping back into my driving he would ensure to correct and help me. Starting my EDT I'd never had thought that I would have been able to pass my test in six months time but with Rays help he brought me to the standard and surpassed it all while having a great laugh. I passed my test on the first go on the 11/06/2018 and I couldn't have done it without Ray. I would 100% recommend Ray to anyone who wants to pass their test and reach their full potential as a driver."

Lucas Culliton.

I first met Wayne back in May 2017 and he had a lot of driving experience, but unfortunately, a lot of bad habits. He really worked hard to get the routines into his head to improve his driving, and today he went out and got his full licence on his very 1st attempt. Wayne is a sister of Linda who passed her test back in January of this year. Congratulations Wayne and I wish you all the very best for the future and safe driving. Job well done.

Wayne Keller

Portarlington, Co. Laois.

Date Test Passed:-

Friday 01 June 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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I first met Aoife way back just after Christmas 2016 and what a roller coaster of a ride we had for the last 2 years. She had no knowledge of driving and over the course of time and with a lot of tough love, she built up her skills to the point where she had the confidence to purchase her own car and this morning, she went out and passed the test on her very 1st attempt. Congratulations Aoife. You deserve it so much with all the hard work you put into it. You gave it as good as you got it. (LOL) Best wishes for the future and safe driving. 

Aoife Kirwan

Portarlington, Co. Offaly.

Date Test Passed:-

Monday 28 May 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"So after an initial struggle to grasp driving, I finally got the hang of it and passed my test first time. Ray is an excellent instructor who will stick with you right until the end. He waited while I completed the test and it was a great moment to tell him I had passed."

Aoife Kirwan.

This meant a lot to me today because Steven is my nephew and a sister of Claire Mooney who passed her test with me a year ago this month. Steven struggled at the start of his lessons with clutch control but never gave up and having purchased his own car only 2 weeks ago, went out this morning and passed his test on the very 1st attempt. Congratulations Steven, you really worked hard for that licence, and I wish you every success.

Steven Mooney

Rathangan, Co. Kildare.

Date Test Passed:-

Thursday 10 May 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"Ray was great throughout all my lessons. Very professional and got me my test first time . Thanks again Ray for all your great help".

Steven Mooney

Wayne began his EDT Lessons with me in my car back in May 2017. As time went on, he got insured on his fianceé's car which helped him a lot with getting in practice. A very pleasant young man, Wayne worked hard on perfecting his driving skills and today on the very 1st attempt, it paid off with an excellent result. Congratulations Wayne and best wishes for the future.

Wayne Carroll

Portarlington, Co. Offaly.

Date Test Passed:-

Thursday 19 April 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"Ray was brilliant. He got me through my driving test first time. Couldn't fault him on anything, he was great. Thanks."

Wayne Carroll.

Laura had tried the test before in Naas a couple of years ago and decided to try Portlaoise this time. A lovely lady, she really worked hard to get the manoeuvres right and unfortunately due to my own ADI Check Test in Tullamore, I couldn't be with her in Portlaoise. I was so happy when she rang me and gave me the wonderful news. Congratulations Laura and thank you for sending me the photo holding your Certificate. Best wishes for the future and safe driving.

Laura Henderson

Portarlington, Co. Laois.

Date Test Passed:-

Tuesday 17 April 2018.

Test Centre:- Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

"Honestly thank you so much Ray. The route I went on yesterday we had practiced on almost all of it so I was aware of the roundabouts with different layouts etc. Without that I would have panicked and I would not have passed"

Laura Henderson.

I first met Aisling back in November 2017 when she started her EDT Lessons. A very pleasant and polite lady, we had some great laughs together. She was very consistent with her lessons and put in the work along the way which resulted in a 1st time pass for her this morning. Congratulations Aisling and I hope that you hold onto your good habits because driving is for whole life, not just licence. Best wishes for the future.

Aisling Madden

Portarlington, Co. Laois.

Date Test Passed:-

Saturday 14 April 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"Thank you so much Ray for all your patience and all your help. I genuinely couldn't see myself passing a driving test, let alone passing on my first test. It's incredible what you can achieve when you have a good teacher. I'm so grateful to you. Thank you for your encouragement every week and all the chats and the laughs."

Aisling Madden.

Despite over 40 years driving experience especially in her home country of Brazil, Roseanne was one of the most nervous students I have ever met. She totally let the driving test dominate her in the build up to it and it almost got the better of her. But she is one hell of a fighter and never gave up on me and this morning, it made my day when she passed her nemesis on the very 1st attempt. Congratulations Roseanne. We had some rough rides along the way, but I was only for your own good. I wish you every happiness and good health and you will never have to do it again. Stay safe and best wishes.

Roseanne McGuinness

Portarlington, Co. Offaly.

Date Test Passed:-

Thursday 12 April 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"I was the most nervous person ever during the driving lessons and while waiting for the test. Ray, I cannot thank you enough for everything. Specially for your patience, support and encouragement all the times I wanted to give up. I will never forget - "GOSH and Position is everything"!!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

Roseanne McGuinness.

I met Michael last August when he started his EDT Lessons. A very quiet young man, Michael took in everything I was showing him and built on his skills. It was in the later stages of his training that he really started asking questions about various scenarios and situations which helped him a lot. Today, he went out and passed his test on the very 1st attempt. Congratulations Michael and remember driving is for whole life, not just test.

Michael hIci (Hickey)

Rahan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Date Test Passed:-

Thursday 15 March 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"Thanks Ray."

Michael Hickey.

Ade only started his EDT Lessons with me back in January and from the very start, threw himself into them and was determined to do everything right. He was always very polite and an absolute pleasure to teach. I was very happy for him today when he passed his test on the very 1st attempt. Congratulations Ade and best wishes on your future career.

Adetayo Damilola Johnson

Portarlington, Co. Laois.

Date Test Passed:-

Monday 12 March 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"Thanks for today Ray. I really appreciate all your help"

Adetayo Damilola Johnson.

I first met James way back in July of 2014. He never had to do EDT Lessons as he had his permit from before 2011. He started off in a manual car but switched to automatic and this worked in his favour. He was very unlucky on his first test attempt in April of 2017 but today, after putting in a lot of work with me, he went out and got his full licence this time round. Congratulations James. Job well done and best wishes for the future.

James Dunne

Ballybrittas, Co. Laois.

Date Test Passed:-

Thursday 08 March 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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Saulius & I started off on his EDT adventure way back in December 2016. A very polite and friendly man, he worked so hard at trying to get everything right. He was so unfortunate on his 1st test a while back and nerves got the better of him. But he was always determined to go one step further and never quit. I was so happy for him, when he passed the test today. Congratulations Saulius and best wishes. Thank you for all your kindness.

Saulius Braciska

Portarlington, Co. Laois.

Date Test Passed:-

Monday 05 February 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"Thank you so much Ray. I am so happy."

Saulius Braciska.

I first met Birgit way back in August 2016 when she began her EDT Lessons. A lovely quiet spoken lady. She started off as a complete beginner and decided to switch to automatic from manual. Her driving went from strength to strength and when I did the mock test yesterday, I only had her for a few minor faults. This morning, she achieved her goal by passing the test on her very 1st attempt. Congratulations Birgit, and best wishes for the future. Remember, driving is for whole life, not just licence. Stay safe.

Birgit Kvell

Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

Date Test Passed:-

Saturday 03 February 2018.

Test Centre:- Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

"When I started my driving lessons with Ray I didn't know how to drive at all. When I began driving I was extremely nervous and had no confidence as a driver. After my lessons with Ray I gained confidence and my driving started to improve greatly. Recently I passed my driving test first time and I would highly recommend Ray for anyone to pass their test. Thank You Ray!"

Birgit Kvell.

I first met Linda back in September 2017 and she was always a very good and safe driver. She was so unlucky on her 1st attempt at the driving test with me in November and missed it by only 1 mark. However, she bounced back and booked it again on the same day, and today, she made sure that she was bringing that full licence home. Congratulations Linda.

Linda Keller

Portarlington, Co. Laois.

Date Test Passed:-

Wednesday 31 January 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"Absolutely delighted finally bagged myself a full licence huge thanks to Ray for the lessons couldn't have done it without you. Highly recommend this man if your looking to pass your driving test and you be sure to have a laugh along the way thanks again Ray."

Linda Keller.

An absolutely lovely young lady, Michelle & I got on very well from the start and as her lessons went on, I could see her getting better and better. Despite a nervous mock test with me, it made Michelle bounce back and put in 100% today. As with any student who gives their all, Michelle was rewarded with her full licence on her 1st attempt. Congratulations Michelle.

Michelle Fitzpatrick

Hybla, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare.

Date Test Passed:-

Monday 05 February 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

"Don't even know where to start! Ray is brilliant! I never thought I could pass the test and thanks to Ray I passed today! Every lesson paid off and the warm up lesson before the test put me at ease. Not only does he teach you how to drive and how to knock all your bad habits, but he is a great laugh along the way too. Can not recommend him enough! Thanks for everything Ray."

Michelle Fitzpatrick.

I first met Chole way back in March of 2017 when he commenced his EDT Lessons. He did a couple and went off the grid for a long time and when he returned, I thought he would have forgotten everything, but his driving had actually improved because he stayed with the good habits. As a result, he had no problems passing his test this morning on his 1st attempt. Chole is a brother of Karina McLoughlin who passed her test with me back in May 2016. Congratulations Chole and safe driving.

Chole McLoughlin

Bracklone Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

Date Test Passed:-

Monday 05 February 2018.

Test Centre:- Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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