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I came to Jimmy after failing my test two years ago with a different instructor in Dublin. I hadn't properly driven since then and had picked up bad habits. Jimmy instructed me to apply for a test date after my first lesson with him. In the six weeks that I did lessons with him I improved immensely and passed for the first time in Galway. He is an excellent instructor and would highly recommend.
Ellen Murray | 04 Dec 19
Passed my test fist go, cannot ask for any more then that!! On top of that Jimmy is friendly patient and professional. Would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Conor Daly | 04 Noc 19
The first day of lessons I was very nervous. I had picked up many bad habits over the years. Within a few minutes of meeting Jimmy who is a gentleman, I was at ease. He was very patient & encouraging and gave me the confidence to keep going even when I made mistakes. He made it a really positive experience. I went on to do my test last week which I felt fully prepared for thanks to Jimmy. I passed 1st time. A big thank you to No 1. School of motoring.
Therese | 03 Nov 19
I highly reccomend Jimmy. He is an excellent instructor and very friendly. You feel relaxed driving with him, especially if you are the first time driver. I have passed from my driving est from the first trial from Jimmy's hard work.
Mustafa Ali | 03 Nov 19
Went for a full driving assessment ahead of a job interview which required advanced drivers. Jimmy assessed my driving, gave me afew tips and pointers on what to work on and I got the job. I'm certain that without Jimmy's expertise, I wouldn't have got it. Could not recommend more!!
Colin Kelly | 30 Sep 19
Jimmy is absolutely fantastic. I have recommened him to so many of my friends since passing my test. He definitely knows his stuff and if you are at all nervous about starting out I think he's the only man for the job. Genuinely makes you feel like a friend of his which makes learning how to drive fun! Five stars Jimmy! Thank you
Cliodhna Hartigan | 08 Sep 19
I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience with Jimmy. He truly is a fantastic teacher. I learned something new with every lesson. His years of experience mean that he knows everything driving related like the back of his hand. His explanations and instructions are easy to follow. He's also a kind, genuine man who knows how to make a joke and make a person feel at ease. I enjoyed our lessons and the whole experience of learning to drive. And it is him that I have to thank for helping me pass my test. Over the course of a few months I was test ready and I now feel confident behind the wheel. If I had to learn again I'd learn with Jimmy.
Shane Callinan | 28 Aug 19
I passed my test first go on the 15th of August and I definitely could not have done it without Jimmy’s help and guidance. Not only has he a brilliant sense of humor and makes driving lessons fun, he takes you out of your comfort zone which is important when driving. Jimmy always has words of encouragement to help with the nerves and I definitely had a lot of nerves throughout my lessons. I was well prepared for my driving test as Jimmy talked me through the test routes and went over aspects of the test to ensure I was confident in my knowledge going in to the test. I’d recommend Jimmy to absolutely anybody who is looking for driving lessons, he has a lot of experience as an instructor and it stands to him through his work.
Natalie Ward | 16 Aug 19
Jimmy is the best instructor I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Was referred by a friend. Lessons were relaxed and never rushed, builds your confidence v fast and you progress at a good pace. I did 7 lessons with him and passed my test 1st time. Couldn't have done it without him. THANK YOU JIMMY!
Garreth Smith | 06 Mar 19
I did my pre-test lessons with Jimmy and passed my test today! He is an excellent teacher and I was well prepared for any possible route I had to do thanks to him. Jimmy gave me so much confidence over only 2 weeks and he was there for a much needed chat both directly before and after the test. I couldn’t have done it without him, I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks again!
Laura | 16 Jan 19
Jimmy is an excellent teacher, very patient, thorough and relaxed. I was very nervous when I start driving and had very little confidence that I could learn. I had tried classes with other instructors but had made no progress. However after a set of classes with Jimmy I could see that my driving was improving steadily - his calm approach really works! In the end, I managed to pass my test on the first attempt. Thank you Jimmy!
Nuala | 14 Jan 19
Very easy to learn from Jimmy.You learn quick and fast. Great experience, would highly recommend No 1 School of Motoring
Gearoid Duggan | 12 Jan 19
I completed my 12 lessons with Jimmy and passed my test on my first attempt. I learned quickly from Jimmy’s clear instructions and my driving improved rapidly. Overall I was very happy with the service I received.
Chris Collins | 11 Jan 19
I did all of my lessons with jim and passed my test first time thanks to jim. Great instructor! Made me feel so comfortable driving! Learned alot from him. He made learning to drive enjoyable! Great laughs with this man! Thanks a million Jim!
Noel Griffin | 10 Jan 19
I began my lessons with a different instructor and continued with him until the exam, which I did not pass. It was at the suggestion of a friend that I give Jimmy a try for my next exam. That was the best advice I have ever been given. Jimmy has a very calming demeanour and has some great techniques for anxious or unsure drivers, he quickly corrects bad habits, laughter being his most successful tool. I firmly believe without Jimmys advice, support and confidence in my driving ability, I wouldn't have been as relaxed as I was in my next exam. Jimmy has a keen perception on how identify to solve physical and mental barriers, making him a perfect instructor for anyone looking to improve their driving or anyone looking to go into an exam with confidence that you've had the best possible driving education and advice. After only a few lessons with Jimmy I passed my next exam, first time. Wish I'd come to him first! God Bless! Thank You Jimmy!
Brianna Williams | 19 Feb 18
Jimmy helped me pass the test after previously failing it, he was a brilliant teacher and he really improved my confidence behind the wheel, Would 100% recommend him!
Daire Davoren | 07 Feb 18
Jimmy was an excellent driving instructor, he made sure I was really well prepared going in for my test. I would happily recommend Jimmy to others!
Fiona | 16 JAN 18
Jimmy is great! A really good teacher and is patient, friendly and fun. I would highly recommend Jimmy to anyone needing to get lessons.
Eoghan McDonagh | 14 Dec 17
one of the best instructors in Galway, i just passed my test today because of him!!!!
Gordon Macula | 11 Oct 17
Just wanted to say a big thank you to Jimmy for the lessons i got with him. Great driving instructor always made me feel comfortable and safe while driving. So happy so happy to have passed my test :)
Thomas Hepworth | 5 Sep 17
I started to take lessons with Jimmy one month before my driving test. Jimmy was an excellent instructor. I had taken lessons before and found them very stressful, but Jimmy made the lessons fun and really put me at ease.
Kate G | 07 May 17
Could not find a better man for the job! Jimmy made the lessons very enjoyable and comfortable (handy for us nervous drivers!). He is the reason I passed my test FIRST TIME and was the only one who had faith I could do it! I could not recommend highly enough, in fact he is the only person I've recommended to all of my friends and family. Jimmy is certainly the guy for the job!
Meghan Davoren | 01 Feb 17
jimmy has an absolutely great way of teaching, really helpful and friendly and made the experience a lot easier!
Claire Guinane | 30 Jan 17
Jimmy was an excellent driving instructor. He made learning to drive fun and helped me get over my nerves. I always enjoyed our lessons and I feel very comfortable with driving now. Thanks Jimmy!
Kitty O'Sullivan | 13 Oct 15
Jimmy has an excellent way of teaching...the lesson are really thorough and great Craic:) Very reasonable too! I highly recommend him.
Amanda McGettigan | 19 Mar 14
I would recommend this man to anyone, and have done so at every opportunity! If he can teach an anxious driver like me, he can teach anyone!! He is a wonderful instructor - friendly, funny, encouraging and patient. Passed with no marks on my test sheet! What more could you ask for? Thank you so much! :)
Kathleen Clancy | 27 Jan 14
I really enjoyed my lessons with Jimmy as he's a friendly guy whose good fun to be around with. He's a great instructor and so I've learned a lot from him. I wouldn't have passed my test without him!
Ronan Burke | 16 Jan 14
Had never sat behind the wheel before my lessons with Jimmy but he puts you at ease straight away. His tuition gave me a lot of confidence on the road and you'll quickly overcome any obstacle with his advice. His preparation for the test, both theory and practical, are excellent so nothing surprises you on the day. Jimmy himself is great craic and even two hour lessons fly by with him in the car.
Padraic O Ciardha | 14 Jan 14
Words cant describe how good Jimmy is at getting you ready for the test. He was just amazing at teaching you everything you need to know. Hes so calm and you never feel nervous driving around even when your starting off. I looked forward to every lesson because not only was I learning but I had the craic too. I couldnt recommend him enough to everyone. I was only driving for a few months and after his lessons I passed my test on the first go. Hes a great driving instructor.
Catherine O' Flaherty | 13 Jul 13
Jimmy is a lovely guy who takes the nerves out of learning to drive. He provided me with the skills I needed to pass the test and more importantly the confidence to know I could do it. I would not hesitate recommending him.
James Gaffey | 17 Apr 13
I found jimmy ta be a great instructor.with a bit of craic he keeps ya at ease gets the best out of people .me ,my brother and my sister all did lessons with jimmy and we all passed first time no bother.clearly the results don't lie and shows hes the best out there..thanks jimmy
Ronan Mc Donagh | 05 Apr 13
Jimmy is a scholar & a gent, great craic and an excellent teacher. Lessons were always good craic and learned everything I needed to know. Passed my test first time not a bother, thanks to Jimmy and his great prep. Would highly recommend Jimmy to anyone !
Kieran Conneely | 22 Feb 13
Jimmy is the man, got a few pre test lesson's off him and passed first time. He's mad craic too :D
Keelan Naughton | 19 Dec 12
Jimmy is absolutely the best teacher. You have so much fun with him that you dont even realise how much you have learnt until you pass your test. Thanks Jimmy couldn't have done it without you!
Cara O'Brien | 19 Dec 12
Jimmy was a great instructor. He has great patience which, along with a good sense of humour made the lessons as stress free as possible. Passed first time!!
Sarah Dillon | 10 Dec 12
Jimmy is a very very good instructor, he is a sound man and makes driving easy to learn from day one. I passed my test first time after booking it and getting a timeline of just 5 weeks to get lessons and learn ta drive. Only for jimmy's great work and for the way he makes u confident i would have never got it. I highly recommend jimmy and will be send friends and family jimmys way for lesson. Thanks jimmy.
Shane Mac Donnacha | 22 Oct 12
Jimmy is a star! If a bag of nerves like me can learn to drive and pass their test, anyone can! I dont think there is another instructer out there who would have made me feel so confident and at ease while driving. Jimmy is such a funny, lovely man and is no.1 in what he does! He was reccommended to me through a friend I will continue to reccomend him to mine. Thanks Jimmy!
Ciara O' Toole | 31 Aug 12
Jimmy is a very good instructor and very easy going, though me to drive very quickly, i am a forinor and it was no problem for jimmy to work around and i would recommend jimmy to everyone learning to drive or wants to pass there driving test.Thanks Jimmy
magda evans | 04 Jul 12
Excellent instructor. Jimmy puts you at ease from the minute you start driving - I was always looking forward to my next lesson with him. Passed my test without any problems!
Cathal Cuiman | 28 May 12
Such a great instructor. He created a relaxed, easy, environment to learn in, which made the whole process easier. It was fun and enjoyable!Thanks Jimmy
Neasa Mullen | 22 May 12
Jimmy is an absolute Gent!! Had the best craic with him and really enjoyed my lessons. Learned so much so quickly and passed 1st time!!! Highly recommend him to anybody!!!
Caroline Giles | 14 May 12
Very good instructor.Passed my test the first time.Would highly recommend him.
Darryn Curran | 11 Apr 12
Really enjoyed learning to drive with Jimmy as my instructor - and passed my test first time! Thanks Jimmy for all the help!
Michelle Ryan | 10 Apr 12
Found Jimmy to be very helpful in getting rid of my bad habbits and also i passed first time. thanks Jimmy!
Eoin Folan | 13 Mar 12
Great instructor, gave very helpful tips and helped me relax, thanks very much :) Highly recommend Jimmy the Dub :)
l rafter | 06 Mar 12
Had a great time learning to drive.. Couldn't of asked for a better instructor.. Passed 1st time.. Thanks Jimmy
Jason Mc Mullan | 08 Feb 12
Jimmy is a brilliant driving instructor, he is very professional in his approach yet he can still have a laugh. I passed my test on the first try so I was very pleased.
Sarah Egan | 27 Jan 12
Jimmy is a great driving instructor, he's very easy going and the lessons were always good craic. I wouldn't be nearly as confident driving now without his lessons. Highly recommened!
Stephen Lenihan | 22 Jan 12
Just passed my test this morning, 1st time! Jimmy is a great instructor and I wouldn't be such a confident driver if not for him. He's so easy going that the lessons were good craic and yet I always learnt loads. Thanks a million Jimmy!!
Cianna O'Brien | 09 Jan 12
Great instructor, not only were the lessons good fun, but they also taught me to drive competently. Thanks Jimmy!
Cathal O Cuimin | 01 Dec 11
Jimmy was recomended to me by a few friends that had passed first time with him, I was 5 months pregnant when i started my lessons with him so was very nervous and desperate to pass, Jimmy was so easy to learn with and every lesson was fun and informative, He is so easy to deal with and i always felt relaxed and safe on our lessons. I passed first time!!!!!! I cant thank Jimmy enough, Great instructor, and very reasonable rates. Top class. Thanks again Jimmy!!!!
Daniele Selbach | 03 Nov 11
My first lesson with Jimmy i told him i needed a miracle worker...and thats exactly what I got!! He made everything so fun and easy to learn. Thanks Jimmy!!!
Aoife O'Hart | 27 Oct 11
Jimmy is the perfect man for the job. He makes the lessons comfortable and he himself is easy to get along with. Go raibh maith agat Jimmy
Antoine Ã“ Flatharta | 22 Oct 11
I found Jimmy very easy to talk to and easy to get on with
Mike McDonagh | 03 Oct 11
Jimmy is the man if you want to pass your exam! He's a gentleman and knows the test inside out. The lessons are fun and enjoyable. You'll never go wrong with Jimmy's excellent lessons.
Harriz Abd Wahab | 20 Sep 11
Such a great teacher! Made driving lessons so enjoyable and panic free! Very resonable too! Brilliant!! :-)
Meadhbh NÃ ScanlÃ¡in | 18 Aug 11
a sound and patient instructor,thanks jimmy!
brian mac gabhann | 15 Aug 11
Great instructor! Very professional and experienced. Learned a lot from him and passed the test! Many thanks!
Liu leo | 09 Aug 11
Brillant instructor and very easy to learn from. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn how to drive
Niall Acton | 09 Aug 11
Jimmy is a great driving instructor. Taught me to drive confidently and fully prepared me for the test. He made the whole experience fun and instilled confidence in me to successfully pass the test after a mere four weeks of driving. Jimmy is an absolute gent and Iâ€™d highly recommend him to anyone learning to drive.
Bridget Lynam | 31 Jul 11
Jimmy is the no.1 driving instructor. He's really down to earth and easy to get on with. We had some laughs. Thanks again Jimmy, couldn't do it without you.
Darina Mc Donagh | 27 Jun 11
Found Jimmy to be a great instructor he had great confidence that I would pass my test and I did.I would recommend him to other people he makes driving fun but safe thanks Jimmy.
Una Grealish | 22 Jun 11
Passed first time! Jimmy is a brilliant instructor. Extremely helpful and patient, his lessons are very enjoyable. I would recommend him to anyone.
Nick Synnott | 14 Jun 11
Very good instructor easy to get on with would highly recommend him.
Kevin o Toole | 07 Jun 11
Excellent Instructor,lessons were a lot of fun.I passed thanks to Jimmy's help.
Ginine Power | 05 May 11
Go raibh míle maith agat as na ceachtanna: bhí mé an-sásta go deo gur éirigh liom sa teist ar an gcad iarracht.
Sara . | 29 Apr 11
Brilliant instructor, lessons were always a laugh and learned to drive really quick, would highly recomend Jimmy for anyone wanting to learn to drive in a completely stress-free way!
Aoife Ni Dhomhnaill | 20 Apr 11
Jimmy is the man to get for anyone looking to learn how to drive competently and pass their test. An absolute top bloke with a lovely manner and an excellent teaching style. No need to be nervous or dreading lessons with this man, just get him.
Brian O' Hara | 05 Apr 11
Jimmy-what a refreshing driving instructor . It was a pleasure to learn to drive with such a man of incredible patience. . Jimmy has the rare talent of listening and motivating the individual . So whether you are a first time driver or resitting the driving test ; just go for it with Jimmy at the no.1 school of motoring. You will pass with flying colours!! kind regards, Aisling Moore-Tourni
Aisling Moore-Tourni | 29 Mar 11
Would recommend him anytime. He knows what he is really doing. Go Jimmy.
Fitri Idris | 23 Jun 11
Teagascir den scoth Jimmy. Iontach foighneach agus tacúil. Duine cinnealta is greannmhar ann. Molaim daoibh ceachtanna a dhéanamh leis agus mholfainn do chách Jimmy a roghnú mar múinteir tiomana fosta.
Batsheva Battu | 23 Jun 11
I loved Jimmy. passed my test, no worries. would recommend him to everyone.
Susie Murray | 08 Feb 11
Absolutely flawless teacher - passed my test first time with minimum marks against me. Couldn't recommend Jimmy more!
Maitiú Cummins | 25 Jan 11
Jimmy was sound. passed first go. He's very understanding and that makes things easier. He makes lessons fun so it gives you more confident. Thanks again Jimmy.
Thomas Conneely | 04 Jan 11
Jimmy is a brilliant instructor, we blitzed the test in around 4 weeks and passed first time. I cant thank him enough. Contact Jimmy and you'll be driving in no time!
Eamonn McManus | 22 Dec 10
Jimmy was an absolute star, had great fun on my 5 lessons! made a few mistakes, having a laugh with Jimmy made them easier to bare!!!! Top man, and thanks again!
Scott Fitzgerald | 12 Oct 10
Brilliant instructor, very patient and professional, who really likes and is good at his job. Lessons Twere great fun too, which makes the learning a lot easier! Highly recommended.
Olivia Kelly | 06 Oct 10
Jimmy is a brilliant driving instructor. He makes you feel at ease, instils confidence and gives great advice. I enjoyed all of the lessons I had with him, his lessons were always great fun too :) I highly recommend him for anyone! He gave me the confidence I needed to pass the first time!
Mary Delaney | 23 Sep 10
Great instructor makes you feel at ease from the moment you sit into the car. He made me believe in my driving ability. He is so patient and unlike some driving instructors he really enjoys his job and really wants you to achieve from the minute you sit into the car. I would highly recommend Jimmy.
Siobhan Mullen | 20 Aug 10
IIs mointeoir den choad scoth o Jimmy. Bhain mo taitneamh as chuile cheacht agus mholfhainn go h-ard an fear cairdioil, greannmhar agus cabhrach seo! Jimmy is a first class teacher. I enjoyed every single lesson and would highly recommend this friendly, funny and helpful man!
Maitiu Cummins | 20 Aug 10
Always looked forward to my lessons with Jimmy, a great teacher who sure knows his stuff! Thanks again Jimmy!
Eoghan Cannon | 17 Aug 10
Jimmy is a natural teacher. He instills confidence in you from the start which is needed in the test! I passed first time thanks to Jimmy.
Patrick Hilley | 09 Jul 10
I learned to drive and pass my driving test first time within two months. This is all thanks to Jimmy. The way he teaches is brilliant... The lessons were always fun. I highly recomend him.
Kathy O Neill | 07 Jun 10
Jimmy is an excellent instructor. Very patient and has a very friendly and funny personality. I passed my test first time thanks to him. Thanks again. Jimmy's the best!
Aisling Curran | 23 May 10
Jimmy is an excellent instructor who gave me the confidence and ability to pass my test. Dont look anywhere else as he is the best instructor in Galway without a doubt! Thanks Jimmy!!!!
Darras Jones | 08 May 10
Jimmy is an excellent instructor, patient and corrects your mistakes in a nice way!! Passed first time thanks to him.
Jessica O' Malley | 28 Mar 10
Perfect teacher for all those nervous drivers & those who say ill never be able to drive!! Lessons are very relaxed&fun! your driving away before you know it! Thanks Jimmy!!
Loretta Masterson | 25 Mar 10
I found jimmy to be an excellent instructor and a great laugh.I felt at ease with his teaching straight away and hence learned to drive quickly AND passed my test the first time round. thanks again jimmy (don't forget the pints!)
Geoff Nordell | 15 Mar 10
Jimmy is friendly, a great laugh, but above all is a great teacher! You can tell straight off he's got a wealth of experience, and he knows the test routes so you get plenty of practise on them. If everyone got lessons from instructors like Jimmy, the roads would be a lot safer!
Christine Hanley | 26 Feb 10
Jimmy is an absolute gentleman. Very obvious that he loves what he does and he is excellent at his job as a result.I passed yesterday and I completely think that it's down to Jimmy's great tutoring and constant patience with me.Very professional but not one bit boring,a cut above the rest! Thank you!
Katie Burke | 29 Jan 10
Jimmy is an excellent instructor, I would highly recommend him. I passed my test in a short time with his tutoring!!
Lorna Walsh | 05 Feb 10
Very good instructor. Jimmy is very friendly, explains things really well and I felt very confident and well prepared going in for my test. I passed!!
Lorna Dillion | 27 Jan 10
I never would have passed my test without Jimmy's help! A great instructor with a great personality! I passed first time after only a couple of months driving. I would highly recommend Jimmy and no1 School of Motoring!
Frances Ryan | 29 Dec 09
Driving lessons were always really fun and learned how to drive no problem thanks to Jimmy... I'd highly recommend him to anyone! > Brilliant teacher and great craic
Roisin Ni Chiardha | 20 Dec 09
I think Jimmy is a brilliant instructor and I've tried a few! I was extremly nervous of driving and thought I'd never be able to do it. I am now driving away thanks to his excellent tutoring.
Tara McKevitt | 02 Oct 09
Passed first time thanks to Jimmys help, hes the man Thanks Jimmy
Nathan Forde | 04 Sep 09
Absolutely brilliant instructor! I went from nervous first time driver to passing my test in under 3 months. Jimmy has the experience and approach necessary for you to pass your test, first time. I Highly reccommend him!
Darren Stephenson | 31 Aug 09
Great instructor. The lessons were fun and easy. Passed the test first time thanks to him.
Colm O Cuiv | 01 Jun 09
DONT TRY THE REST.... GO TO THE BEST... PHONE JIMMY @ NO1... I DID AND I PASSED 1ST TIME.. THANKS JIMMY
Siobhan O Toole | 24 Apr 09
made learning to drive enjoyable. brilliant guidance. passed test first time with ease!
Jenny G | 16 Apr 09
brilliant instructor, he taught me in only a few lessons. he makes lessons more relaxed
Shane | 23 Apr 09
Great Passed first time thanks to Jimmy. Very thorough and reliable.
Judith O Connell | 17 Mar 09
I'd highly recommend Jimmy. Fun & friendly lessons. Passed first time after few months driving.
Fionnuala Ryan | 17 Mar 09
Jimmy is the best. He makes all lessons fun. Passed test after only 3 months driving!!
Paula Sheanon | 03 Mar 09
Driving test is easy with jimmy on your side. Makes driving stress-free and fun. Great instructor!
Anthony Fitzsimons | 26 Mar 09
Brilliant instructor, lessons were always fun, passed first time!
Gillian Wallace | 24 Feb 09
Very good instructor...makes driving fun!
Joanne Mc Guirk | 24 Feb 09
kicked all my bad habits,great personality,I felt relaxed and confident,I passed FIRST TIME!
Aisling Laoire | 23 Feb 09
found his teaching very good great personality he is the no 1
John O Leary | 23 Feb 09
Found Jimmy to b very good and his lessons were great fun.
Amanda Foodey | 06 Dec 06