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What customers say about 'Harris Driving School':


Jonathan

..I was not very confident...but Declans' calm approach helped immensely.....

“ Declan is an excellent driving instructor and I would recommend him to anybody considering learning to drive. I did the EDT course with him and found him patient and helpful..

I was not very confident when I first got behind the wheel (I had previously had a bad instructor) but Declans' calm approach helped immensely. His feedback notes really helped when I was learning and also when it came to sitting the test.

I think that I am a much better driver having learned using Harris Driving School. Jonathan "



Jennifer

..I was more than nervous getting behind the wheel but Declan turned this around completely.....

“ More than happy to recommend Declan. I was already 30 years old when I started with my lessons and had no previous driving experience. I was more than nervous getting behind the wheel but Declan turned this around completely and my confidence grew immensely through the lessons.

He has a very calming attitude, and provides help and guidance that sticks with you. In the end I managed to pass my test (in Wicklow) on my first try. I am more than delighted. Jennifer "

Leanne

..I couldn't be happier with the services provided and I would highly recommend Harris Driving School.....

“ I went from having absolutely no previous driving experience to passing my test the first time with Harris Driving School. Declan is a very patient and professional driving instructor who provides you with all the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to pass your driving test.

During my lessons I found Declan's method of teaching to be extremely effective. He would give clear and detailed explanations of each lesson before starting so that I was fully aware of what to do and what to expect. At the end of each lesson Declan would give me written feedback on the areas I needed to work on, along with access to fantastic videos and printouts.

After the test, the examiner told me that he could tell that I was fully prepared for every aspect of it, which I completely accredit to Declan's thorough guidance and support. I couldn't be happier with the services provided and I would highly recommend Harris Driving School to anyone looking to complete their 12 EDT lessons or pass their driving test. "

Shiva

..If you are serious about driving well go to Harris Driving School.....

“ When I started driving with Declan I had lots of bad habits in my driving. Declan took much interest in my driving and trained me so well, even I’m surprised in my driving standard now.

Today I got my Full driving license. If you are serious about driving well go to Harris Driving School. I would recommend Declan to any one, great instructor. He also gave me great tips for passing the test. Shiva "

Fiona

..I went from a shaky start to passing the test first time.....

“ I would highly recommend Harris Driving School. Declan was very patient with me at all times but particularly when I started off and was very nervous. He builds on what you have learnt as you progress and helps build your confidence.

He went the extra mile with me in preparing for my test. As a result I went from a shaky start to passing the test first time. He is patient, friendly and an excellent instructor. Definitely a good choice if you are looking for an instructor. Fiona "

Carl

..I could not be happier with the service that he provides.....

“ The first time I drove a car was in EDT lesson one with Declan and I could not be happier with the service that he provides. He makes you feel comfortable in the car at the start when the whole thing feels very daunting and works to make you a safe and confident driver.

His pre-test lessons are top quality making sure that you know all of the strange features in the testing area so that nothing can catch you off guard!

I would highly recommend Declan for anyone that wants to learn to drive! "

Angelica

..if you are planning on getting your Driving License don't hesitate, call Declan!.....

“ I highly recommend Harris Driving School because through the whole process of looking for driving lessons until passing my exam (1st time), Declan was very pleasant and supportive, always giving me the best advices and instructions.

Regarding the driving lessons, he is a competent and dedicated instructor, he teaches you everything that you need to know to be a safe driver and pass your exam. He will encourage you to give your best and be as competent driver as you should. After taking the 12 EDT lessons I felt that I need a few more before my Driving Exam and there was Declan to help and support me.

When I got my result he rang me to know how it went. So if you are planning on getting your Driving License don't hesitate, call Declan! "

Michael

..Declan gave me the driving skill set .. allowing me pass my test first time.....

“ If your thinking of starting lessons I'd strongly recommend Declan (Harris Driving School). He was an excellent instructor - Very patient, friendly and really puts you at ease in the car, he made the whole experience enjoyable. Most importantly he gave me the driving skill set to become a safe and competent driver, allowing me to pass my driving test first time. Would have to give him a solid 10/10!! Michael. "

Barbara

..Declan is a TOP QUALITY instructor. It’s been a wonderful driving experience for me.....

“ When I was looking for the instructor I didn’t really know whom to ask for the recommendation. I saw Harris Driving School’s car on the street one day, remembered the name and then looked it up on the internet – I found a fantastically designed website packed with tips and useful pieces of information – that was a first clue for me that I have found someone truly dedicated to his job.

 I left a message and Declan contacted me straight after. During my EDT lessons and pre-tests I have found Declan to be extremely puntctual, professional, patient, clear, details oriented…and strict - I will remember some of my mistakes for life and I am a safer driver now (and that’s what you want to get from your instructor!).

Declan’s handouts were extremely helpful. Also after every lesson I was getting the list of things I had to improve on.

He is a TOP QUALITY instructor. It’s been a wonderful driving experience for me. With confidence I can recommend Harris Driving School to everyone!!! On a personal note, Declan is a true gentleman and genuinely nice person. Barbara. "

Carolina

..It was Declan's help and skill that enabled me to successfully pass the test at my first attempt.....

“ I had the great privilege to undertake my EDT training with Declan Harris at Harris Driving School. At all times Declan was exemplary and his professionalism and attention to detail were par excellence. In every regard Declan is the consummate professional - his unerring patience, communication, kindness, consideration and knowledge were fundamental in instilling me with confidence. It was his help and skill that enabled me to successfully pass the test at my first attempt. I have to thank Declan for so much and will be forever appreciative of all that he did for somebody who was initially, so very scared of driving. Carolina. "

Kevin

..I really can't recommend Declan enough...his teaching was the reason I passed my test first time.....

“ I have learnt to drive with Declan from the very start and all the way through from the EDT lessons right up until my driving test Declan was fantastic. He thought me how to drive confidently and properly and understand the car and all that goes on on the roads as with a learner it can be daunting. I really can't recommend Declan enough as his knowledge, patience, communication along with his teaching was the reason I passed my test first time. Thanks Declan for all your help. "

Jiby

..Declan was always very patient with me, never got annoyed or frustrated with repeated mistakes....

“ I think Declan is a great instructor. The pre-tests lessons were really helpful and gave me a good insight to where I needed to concentrate more. No matter how many times I asked a question you were able to give me a clear answer....each time when I repeated my bad habits , he was able to stop me on the spot and kept repeating it until I actually stopped doing it. Declan was always very patient with me, never got annoyed or frustrated with repeated mistakes. I would highly recommend Declan as a great driving instructor. Thank you so much, Jiby. "

Katarzyna

..a great instructor, professional, patient, accurate, organised and very friendly....

“ It was a pleasure to take driving lessons with Declan. He is a great instructor, professional, patient, accurate, organised and very friendly. Declan comfortably managed to correct my mistakes in detail, yet at same time giving me the confidence I needed. Passed my exam at once. Highly recommended - Kat. "

Lisa

..I passed my driving test on my first try....

“ After doing pre test lessons with Harris Driving School, I passed my driving test on my first try. I could not have passed without the help, support and knowledge from Declan. I would recommend him to everybody who is doing their test. Thanks again Declan. "

Imelda

..Declan helped me overcome my nerves and pass my test....

“ Declan is an excellent driving instructor. He's calm, professional and very patient. As a learner driver in my thirties, he helped me overcome my nerves and pass my test. Thanks Imelda. "

Peter

..thanks to Declan's tailored lessons I had the confidence and skill to pass on first attempt....

“ I was offered my dream job under the condition that I have a full driver’s license, and I had a little less than 3 months to pass my driving test. The odds were against me but thanks to Declan's tailored lessons I had the confidence and skill to pass on first attempt. Declan is patient, punctual, professional and friendly. The pace of the lessons was excellent – he taught right at the pace at which I was progressing. His feedback, notes and videos were essential to my preparation for the test. I would recommend Declan to anybody who wants a driver’s license. Peter. "

Katie

..Declan gave me the confidence that I had previously lacked....

“ I would highly recommend Declan as a driving instructor. With only a few pre-tests, Declan gave me the confidence that I had previously lacked. His patience, manner and dedication with each pre-test was brilliant. I also found his handouts to be of great help in preparing me for the test. Thank you Declan for not only helping me pass my driving test but for also helping me become a safer driver. Katie.”

Jessica

I found Declan to be a great instructor.... really helped to build my confidence....

“ I found Declan to be  a great instructor, very patient and calm which really helped to build my confidence. He has a great way of answering any questions in a clear and practical way. The pre-tests were really helpful and gave invaluable pointers on how to tackle the various routes. I would recommend Declan to anyone. Jessica.”

Steven

Declan provided me with the confidence to pass my test first time....

“ Declan provides the tools and the confidence to pass the test. The pre-test lessons that he offers proved invaluable, familiarising you with the test area and the expectations of the examiner. Declan provides constructive feedback at the end of each lesson that help you constantly build on and make progress with your driving. Declan is a terrific driving instructor who I recommend to anyone looking to learn. ”

Shane

I went from being nervous and not able to move a car to passing my test first time....

“ I went from being nervous and not able to move a car to passing my test first time round in just 12 EDT driving lessons thanks to Declan. Very patient and accommodating and provides excellent feedback after every lesson with his handouts allowing me to study where I was weak in between lessons. Couldn't have asked for a better driving experience and fully recommend Declan to all. Shane.”

Peter

Declan instilled a great driving etiquette and helped me to stay cool calm and collected on the day of the test....

“I now have the confidence as a driver to be able to deal with any situation in a relaxed and controlled manner. Declan is a brilliant driving instructor, he’s very accommodating,  and develops you as a driver so that YOU feel confident in your driving skills and knowledge. His handouts are excellent and the lesson review sheets helped me concentrate on areas that needed improvement. I found this extremely helpful and aided in me becoming a more rounded and better driver. I will not hesitate in recommending Declan to anybody.”

Rebecca

Passed with not a single fault!!! ....

" I found Declan to be patient and worked very well with him after being with others. He thought me to break habits and more importantly why I needed to break them to understand safe driving. I have already recommend him to two of my friends! Passed with not a single fault!!! Thank you, Declan "

Alice

Declan's clarity and patience took all the mystery out of driving for me and made me more confident....

" I tried several driving instructors before taking lessons with Declan and for me he was head and shoulders above the rest.... Declan's clarity and patience took all the mystery out of driving for me and made me more confident and safer in my driving....  Before his lessons the idea of reversing around a corner seemed like an impossible task but Declan's step by step approach and talent for spotting where a student is going wrong made it easy and straightforward to learn. Declan is a very professional instructor and goes the extra mile to ensure his students are progressing to the best of their abilities. He sets the right balance between building confidence and making sure a student is learning the right habits to make them test ready. I would recommend Declan to anyone learning to drive. "

Laura

Declan made me feel at ease and relaxed in the car....

" I passed my driving test first time thanks to Declan. I would highly recommend Declan as a driving instructor to anybody. He helped me increase my confidence in driving, cut out my bad habits, explained everything very clearly and patiently to me, made me feel at ease and relaxed in the car, and gave me excellent handouts which helped a lot. Thank you Declan. You are an amazing driving instructor and I will be recommending you to my family and friends. "

Ross

I would definitely recommend Declan to anyone wishing to pass their test....

" Before Declan taught me I had failed my test three times, after one pre-test and two lessons I managed to pass with only three grade twos. He is an excellent instructor and I would definitely recommend him to anyone wishing to pass their test.. "

Rachel

As my first time to do my test I passed....

" As my first time to do my test I passed ! Thanks to Declans Knowledge and wisdom I can take the skills he gave me for life now and be a safe and Knowledgeable driver. Declans notes and learning Tutorials was fabulous while I was learning to drive. His Professionalism and way with words to remember rules of the road I.e never place your car were your eyes have not been first! His encouragement to make me safer and better driver totally  worked.
Thanks kindly Declan you were wonderful driving instructor. I would with great respect Recommend Declan (Harris driving school). .. "

Lorea

I passed my driving test first time thanks to Declan....

" I passed my driving test first time thanks to Declan! With Declan's help I was able to cut out all my bad driving habits as they cropped up. With his help and advice, I walked into the test centre feeling confident in my abilities as a driver. During my EDT Course, Declan talked me through the test process so when the big day finally came there were no nasty surprises. I would definitely recommend Declan to anyone looking to develop their driving skills for the test and more importantly, for life! "

Grainne

Declan helped me focus and most importantly calmed my nerves....

" I would highly recommend Declan as a driving instructor, particularly to those who feel very nervous about driving. Declan was always very patient with me, never got annoyed or frustrated with repeated mistakes. His notes helped greatly to fill in blanks as my driving test approached. He helped me focus and most importantly calmed my nerves. I couldn't have had a better instructor than you Declan. "

Alison

Declan was recommended to me by a friend....

" I passed my test first time thanks to Declan. Declan was recommended to me by a friend and when I started EDT lessons back in October I literally couldn’t move the car. He has the patience of a saint and his ability to explain everything so clearly and state exactly what testers are looking for is how I passed my test. I didn't even do a pretest and passed first go as a result of Declan's techniques. I would certainly recommend Declan as a driving instructor if you are serious about driving and want to pass your test. "

Stephanie

Your step by step handouts...proved to be invaluable during the test....

" Declan, couldn't have passed without you.  Just like everybody else, I found your patience and thoroughness to be amongst your best characteristics.  But additionally, your step by step handouts on the trickier manoeuvres proved to be invaluable during the test, as did your notes on the most commonly asked questions on the rules of the road. "

Min

Hi Declan, thanks for your great help....

" Hi Declan, thanks for your great help in passing my test.  You are very responsible for each lesson, patient and also very strict. All the skills you taught me are very useful not only in the test, but in my driving life.  I have been with another two instructors before, now i have to say you are the best. Thanks very much again, Min. "

Alice

I passed first time thanks to Declan....

" I would recommend Declan to anyone because Declan is a very professional driving instructor and his knowledgeable approach. I felt very relaxed during the lessons. He always gave me lots of handouts for every EDT lesson. Declan also took notes for my mistakes during the lesson, and the following lesson he would review my previous mistakes and work on my bad habits. I also took a few pre-tests with Declan and he makes sure I don’t make silly mistakes and really help on prepare correctly for the test! I have passed my test first time and will definitely recommend him to all my friends! Thanks again Declan. "

Jackie

I finally passed my test thanks to Declan....

" I finally passed my test thanks to Declan. I had other instructors before I had the pleasure of meeting Declan.  From the get go, he was very precise and corrected my bad habits. He took notes at each driving lesson and worked on improving my faults.  Declan is an extremely good driving instructor, he is very patient and put me at ease from the get go. His pre-test handouts are extremely helpful when preparing for the test. "

Kanwar

Thanks a million Declan....

" Hi Guys , After spending money with two different instructors , my friend refer me Declan's name. and I found he is not working only for number of lessons , but he work hard to get the licence ASAP , I am really thankful to him , otherwise I was not hoping for this licence , Thanks a million Declan. "

Lesley

I was delighted to pass my test after taking lessons with Declan....

" Declan was very clear and patient. All feedback was given with specific examples and written information was also provided so that I could work on aspects that I needed to improve on between lessons. Lessons were tailored to what I needed to work on. I was given plenty of opportunities to ask questions and I always felt at ease and comfortable with Declan's style of teaching. I was delighted to pass my test after taking lessons with Declan and I am very grateful to him for his help. "

Tim

By the end of Declan's teaching, there were no weak aspects to my driving....

" Declan is an outstanding driving instructor. His ability to explain so clearly and logically meant that I understood the reason why testers are looking for things and I was able to see things from their perspective. He is extremely patient and understanding but also firm. His notes are meticulous and it was clear that he had studied them before each lesson, as we always focused on the aspects that I had struggled on during previous lessons; this was key. By the end of Declan's teaching, there were no weak aspects to my driving. If you are serious about passing your test first time around, he is your man. "

Alice

Declan was so patient and encouraging and I was delighted to pass the test first time....

" Declan is a brilliant instructor. I had picked up a lot of bad driving habits and Declan quickly helped me to lose them, with great attention to detail. The hand outs are excellent and really helped me to prepare for the test. Declan was so patient and encouraging and I was delighted to pass the test first time! Will certainly be recommending him to others learning to drive! "

Niall

I did my EDT lessons with Declan... and I passed first time thanks to him....

" I did my EDT lessons with Declan.  I found him to be a very competent instructor and he really prepared me very well for my driving test and I felt confident taking the test and I passed first time thanks to him! "

Vikki

On the morning of the test Declan put me at ease and as a result I passed....

" I found Declan to be an extremely helpful and patient driving instructor. He gave me very useful tips and built up my confidence on the roads. On the morning of the test Declan put me at ease and as a result I passed. I am very grateful to him and I would recommend him to anyone! "

Yuli

I passed my test first time!!....

" I did my EDT lessons with Declan. Thanks for all your help and patience in getting me through the test. I'm so happy to have passed. Having been so nervous to get it on my first attempt is great credit to your instruction. As a foreigner I was worried that I would find the rules and lessons too difficult but Declan was very clear and understanding. I highly recommend him. "

Odka

I really enjoyed my driving lessons....

" I would like to thank you for all the hard work you put into me and for your patience :-)! I really enjoyed my driving lessons with you and you were the best professional, patient instructor I have ever met. "

Eoin

Excellent instruction....

" Excellent instruction. I used a different instructor before, but with Declan the improvement in instruction and my driving was incredibly noticeable. Passed first time as a result! "

Chloe

I passed my driving test!....

" I had been driving for a year by myself and so picked up quite a few bad habits. Also had no idea on what the Driving test entailed. Declan really helped prepare me and also trained me on what to expect on the day. The Handouts were a huge help especially the ones revising rules of the road as I did my theory test nearly three years ago! I only did 3 driving lessons with him which helped me perfect my driving skills and fix my mistakes. Thanks again! "

Hayley

I did my EDT lessons with Declan and passed my test first time....

" I did my EDT lessons with Declan and passed my test first time. I would highly recommend him as he is very patient. Without Declan I don't think I would have done so well. Thanks for everything. "

Maurice

I passed because of Declan....

" Declan is an excellent driving instructor. I was always a nervous driver and thought I would never pass the driving test until I took instruction from Declan. He is an excellent teacher - very patient and informative and his handouts are excellent. You won't be better prepared. Not only will Declan help you pass the test, but you will become a far safer and more confident driver. I thought I would never say it, but I actually enjoy driving now. Thank you so much Declan not only for helping me to pass my driving test but also for teaching me the skills to drive correctly, which is as important. "

Maria

I passed my driving test first time....

" Declan is an excellent driving instructor and I passed my driving test first time thanks to him.  He was quick to help me iron out bad habits and he helped increase my confidence.  I had particular difficulty negotiating reversing around a corner, and I found Declan to be very thorough and patient with me at all times.  He doesn't miss a thing which makes for a top driving instructor!  I highly recommend Harris Driving School. "

Jonathan

I felt I was very well prepared....

" Declan is very patient and calm and clear. I felt I was very well prepared, and passed my first test with declan as teacher. Highly recommended. "

Wayne

Passed first try ....

" Passed first try thanks to you Declan. I wouldn't have passed without your instruction which was concise and patient. Thanks so much. Wayne "

Leanne

I passed first time....

" I passed first time with the help from Harris Driving School. Declan was great and I learned at lot from him. I would definitely recommend Harris Driving School. Just want to say thank you for everything Declan. Leanne "

Mike

I found Declan to be a great teacher....

" I found Declan to be a great teacher - very patient and much more thorough than previous instructors. I had previously failed three times but passed after a course of lessons with Declan. "

Lorraine

Just passed with Harris Driving School 1st time!....

" Just passed with Harris Driving School 1st time! Declan is a fantastic instructor, very patient and gave me confidence going into the test with the knowledge and belief I would pass! Many thanks. "

Roberta

I found Harris Driving School to be the best choice....

" I found Harris Driving School the best choice for lessons coming up to my driving test! Declan made me feel relaxed and confident in my driving abilities. He was able to pick up on all my bad habits and correct them. Going into my test I felt confident that I would pass because of the lessons I had with Harris Driving School. There wasn't a doubt in my mind I would get my license. If you are looking for an excellent instructor look no further. Book a lesson. "

Karl

I passed today :)....

" Declan was very precise, thorough and clear with the lessons and thanks to him I passed today :) I would definitely recommend getting lessons with Declan. "

Gary

I passed my test the first time thanks to Harris Driving School....

" I passed my test the first time thanks to Harris Driving School. I found Declan a very good driving instructor and very helpful. I had 3 pre tests with Declan and I felt very confident before doing the test. I felt he went over every detail with me and I got familiar with the test area. I definitely dont think I would have passed if it was'nt for Declan's guidance. I highly recommend Harris Driving School to anyone. Thanks Declan. "

Adam

I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience....

" The first time I drove a car was under Declan's tuition. Naturally at first I was quite nervous as I'd never attempted to drive previously but Declan did a great job in relaxing me and making me feel at ease before I set off. When learning at Harris Driving School, you learn to enjoy driving which in turn helps you improve even faster. I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience learning to drive under Declan's guidance and passed my test first time. I would and indeed have recommended Harris Driving School to all my friends and family "

Thomas

I passed my driving test thanks to Declan....

" I passed my driving test thanks to Declan. I had other instructors before Declan but none of them compared to him. He puts you at ease from the get go, his attention to detail is brilliant and his ability to explain what you may be doing wrong and how to improve it comes across very well and is not over complicated. A few hours of lessons with Declan and you'll be on the road to passing your driving test. He is a top quality instructor and a genuinely nice guy. I'd advice everyone to try Harris Driving School. "

Stephanie

I would recommend the Harris Driving School to anybody!!! :)....

" I took a set of 10 driving lessons and a few pre-tests with the Harris Driving School. I found Declan to be be extremely helpful - always giving very clear instructions. I never felt nervous, as his calm manner allowed me to feel at ease while learning how to drive. I always found him to be very patient and keen to keep working until I had successfully mastered certain manoeuvres (for example - the left reverse!) Thanks to the Harris Driving School - I passed my test first time in Churchtown!! I would recommend the Harris Driving School to anybody!!! :) "

Patrick

His insight is the only reason I don’t still get the bus!....

" Declan was very patient and really put me at ease. His insight is the only reason I don’t still get the bus! I would recommend him without hesitation. "

Sinead

I was completely at ease in a relaxed environment....

" I passed my driving test in Wicklow with Harris Driving School. I found Declan very professional and patient, despite the mistakes I made driving I never felt silly or thought that  I "would never drive" as I was completely at ease in a relaxed environment and felt I confidently improved with Declan's expertise. It was a very positive experience and with Declan's help I was delighted with the outcome of passing my test. I will definitely be recommending him to friends and family who wish to learn to drive. "

Gerard

I owe my success to the calm and effective approach....

" I took lessons and pre-tests with Harris Driving School and passed my driving test first time. I owe my success to the calm and effective approach of Declan. I highly recommend his service. "

Mark

I would recommend Harris Driving School to anyone....

" I would recommend Harris Driving School to anyone learning to drive or trying to get their full licence. After previously failing my full licence test I did a few lessons with Harris Driving School which gave me the skills and confidence to pass. "

Hannah

I quickly got my confidence back....

" Having previously failed my driving test I quickly got my confidence back and axed all the bad habits I had gained, thanks to Declan. He has an oustanding knowledge of driving and with his clear guidance I thought passing the test a doddle after just a few lessons from him! "

Liang

Your patience and detailed explanation impressed me....

" Hi Declan I really appreciate the lessons from you which help me  pass the full licence driving test in Rathgar.  I did benefit a lot from your instruction which point at the driving test exactly. Your patience and detailed explanation impressed me, also make me catch the important points of the test procedure.  I feel lucky having a instructor like you. "

Conor

I got rid of my bad habits so quickly....

" I got rid of my bad habits so quickly. Nice and calm instructor which is what you need learning to drive. I would recommend Declan to anyone who is starting to drive now. Got my full licence first time no bother thanks to him. . "