Michelle – November 27th, 2015
Passed my test today and I’m over the moon, failed my test previously with another instructor but I found Mike brillant, he explains things in a fun and straight forward way, my confidence was at an all time low after failing it before, but Mike put me at ease straight away. I only had four lessons with him before the test. He will also make you a priority if you’re test is coming up. If you want to pass your test I’d advise taking lessons with Mike you won’t go wrong. Thanks so much again, would highly recommend Mike 🙂 Michelle.
Clarie – November 18, 2015
Just passed my test today and am so happy! Mike is a great instructor and really puts you at ease. Gives really clear instructions and tips and the best advice EVER for the reversing part. Mike, thanks so much again! Couldn’t have done it without you! My advice- go with Mike and you will pass! 🙂
Stephen Cuddy-September 3rd 2015
I would highly recommend idrive. Michael is an excellent instructor, He is very friendly clear and calm and he was able to pinpoint and help me correct my bad habits straight away. After only a few lessons I felt very confident. I had only a week to prepare and Passed the test no problem. Thanks Mike!
James Joyce – July 16, 2015
Best driving instructor in Castlebar. After just a handful of lessons in less than 2 weeks I passed my test. Mike uses brilliant methods of teaching to help you retain information for the test and pass with ease. Very relaxing teacher and good craic too. I would reccommend him to anyone starting driving or getting back into it. Cheers Mike
Thomas O’Boyle – July 12th, 2015
Mike is by far the best driving instructor in Castlebar. Passed my Test after about 8 lessons with mike. Had lessons with numerous other instructors before hand but nobody taught like Mike. He uses methods of retention that don’t just let you just pass your test but give you life skills in driving! I would highly recommend Mike if you want to be taught the right way, cheers mike!! Tom
Peter Cully – July 10th, 2015
Mike is an excellent instructor I only had 4 lessons with him and passed my driving test with ease. He is good craic and easy to get on with. My test date was in two days and mike was a legend and moved things around to help me with my situation and made time for me to get the lessons i needed. I would highly reccommend this man and he wont steer you wrong. He has a great car and knows his stuff.
Meave Lynskey – June 9th, 2015
Mike is a fantastic driving instructor! He really put me at ease right from the start, and gave me confidence to drive as well as I possibly could. He has a great way of giving instruction that’s clear, relevant and calm. He never made me feel like he was annoyed by mistakes etc., which I found was the case with the two other instructors I had before! I passed my test with Mike, and he gave me a great pep talk just beforehand that made me feel relaxed and confident. Great job Mike!!
Kimberley Ralph – May 8th, 2015
I was very happy with the lessons and feel I wouldn’t have passed my test without them! I Found Michael very good at what he does and made the lessons very fun and interesting! Without realising I had developed a few bad habits which Micheal quickly recognised and gave me a regime to practice. He was professional at all times and his advice was clear and concise and most importantly consistent throughout. I would certainly recommend Idrive School Of Motoring to a friend or colleague who was considering driving lessons. Thanks so much!
Paul Stephens – April 22nd, 2015
Mike was amazing to be taught by, Very relaxed and encouraging at the start and all the way through, Creating a great environment to learn, Which allowed me to gain confidence and driving skills very early. Mike puts a lot of thought into his lessons and has a detailed plan for every lesson making sure you gain all the skills for your test and beyond. Mike was great at highlighting weakness in my driving style and finding ways to improve them. great experience all round, always enjoyable to have a lesson as well as education. Would 100% recommend idrive school of motoring. thanks again Mike!
Patricia – September 12th, 2014
I got a test date in castlebar just last week on a cancellation as I am emigrating. I had previously failed my test in a different town. I had never driven around castlebar before this week and obviously unfamiliar with the route around the town. After just 3 hours I felt very comfortable with the routes and much more confident in my driving. Mike is a great instructor with great tips and advice on reversing and positioning which were aspects I had trouble with in the past. I passed the test today just 3 days after driving around castlebar for the first time! I would definitely recommend Mike to any of my friends or family.
Kunal – July 31st, 2014
Mike is a great instructor. Passed my test first time in Castlebar. He is very friendly and pays attention to every little detail. His driving tips were of great help. Would highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks again Mike!
Eizens – May 25th, 2014
Passed my test 1st time thanks to Mike! He is an awesome instructor. Notices everything you do wrong and corrects you in a friendly manor! He does his best to make sure you only have to take your test once. I would’nt hesitate a second recommending him to any one looking to start their lessons!
April 25th, 2014
I had 3 lessons in 3 days before my test with Mike, I definitely would not have passed without him! He explains everything so simply and is a great help in preparing for the test.
Siochfreadh – December 13th, 2013
After failing the test twice I finally passed today thanks to Mike! He was so friendly and really put me at ease during the lessons and before the exam. I felt really prepared going in compared to previous times and was able to focus more on just driving than the examiner sitting next to me. He is very thorough and notices everything in order to correct you! Delighted with the result I got! Thank you!!
Gareth – October 18th, 2013
Mike is a brilliant instructor who manages to create a laid-back and friendly enviroment to learn in. He is very down to earth and explains everything in a clear and simple fashion. He gave me great confidence behind the wheel which meant I passed my test first time. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
Siobhan – September 9th, 2013
I had 5 lessons plus a pre-test with Mike this summer before happily passing my test last week. Mike makes the process very simple. Each lesson is structured and progress is fast granted that you follow Mike’s sound and very realistic advice. Mike makes it very clear what is required to pass the test, and to what end you are personally responsible for your own progress. He is also very good at reassuring an extremely nervous driver on the big day. I would definitely recommend him. Thanks Mike! 🙂
aoife – September 6th, 2013
I passed my test first time around yesterday :-), its such a great feeling. Mike was such a great instructor, I cant recommend him enough, thought id never learn how to drive, but mike was patient and made everything seem simple, Thanks Mike 🙂
Killian – May 3rd, 2013
I did the entire course and passed my test in 8 weeks on my first attempt thanks to Mike. He sets out a concise and structured series of lessons suited to your level of ability and to what you want to achieve in the time line you present him. He creates a relaxed fun environment while maintaining an incredibly high standard of professionalism. Mike is a strong communicator, patient and thorough in his teaching. I would recommend him to anybody serious about getting their test first time. The best driving teacher around.
billy o toole – April 25th, 2013
Had two lessons with Mike. Was nervous before test but Mike had calming effect but also very professional. Passed my test first time in castlebar. Would highly recommend.
Megan – February 26th, 2013
I had three lessons with Mike and passed my test first time today, he is a Brilliant instructor and a very decent person. So if you want to pass your test first time Mike is your man I will highly recommend him to everyone, thanks so much for everything mike 🙂
Jarlath – February 25th, 2013
Passed my driving test at my first attempt today! I can’t recommend Mike enough, he is very patient, professional, and an all round great guy! The lessons are very well structured and he will ensure you get the most out of each lesson. If you want to pass your driving test first time, get in contact with i-drive! Thanks for everything Mike! Jarlath
Rachel – February 25th, 2013
I only had a short amount of time to learn to drive from scratch. I choose Michael based on a recommendation, I found that he ensures each lesson has a plan and structure which allows you to accomplish something each lesson. You can progress as fast as you like as long as you take his advice. I would definitely recommend him if you are a nervous driver as he puts you at ease straight away. Thanks Michael! Rachel
Vanessa – November 28th, 2012
Passed my test first time with Mike . Legend of an instructor ..clear, concise , and friendly . Will put even the most nervous of people at ease ( I was definitely in this catergory!). Will have you nothing but fully prepared and extremely capable for your test if you listen to him 🙂 . Would not hesitate to recommend I-Drive to any learner ! Thanks Mike for everything!
Breifne – September 16th, 2012
I had four lessons with Mike and passed first time. He is a great instructor, highly recommend him to anyone. I couldn’t of done it without his help. If examiners were as good as this instructor everybody would past the test. Always had the crack and put you at ease. Thanks for everything Mike.
Felicity – September 10th, 2012
I only had a few weeks to get my licence ! Mike was great, he helped me figure out a way of doing a very intensive course without losing focus or getting caught up in the stress of it. Professional, friendly and patient, he explains everything clearly and will you give all the advice you need to pass and be confident in your driving. 100% spot on.
Sinead – May 22nd, 2012
Passed my test yesterday after 4 lessons with mike! He his a brilliant instructor, he is a very nice guy who made me feel calm relaxed and comfortable on the road! I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to pass their test first time. Thanks for everything mike. 😀
jamie – January 12th, 2012
I must say that Mike is a really good teacher and anyone that wants to pass there test I would recommend Mike because he goes into so much detail with everything and tells you what your doing wright and wrong. I would just like to say thanks to Mike for all your help if it wasn’t for you I probably would not have passed my test. Thanks for everything Mike.
Neil – November 26th, 2012
I had 5 lessons with Mike and I passed my test first time. I would recommend him to anyone, he creates a comfortable atmosphere making the learning process easy.
Alex – October 27th, 2012
I didn’t have much time to prepare for my test and I only had two lessons with Mike before my test. Mike helped me to pass my test at first attempt in such a short time frame. He was friendly and professional at all times and I’m really pleased with his attitude and customer service. Would highly recommend Mike for passing your test at first attempt. Thanks Mike for your help!!
– April 24th, 2012
Lessons with Mike are easily recommended!! Straightforward, friendly guy & very helpful. If want to pass your test – pure & simple get your lessons from Mike!
Sarah – January 6th, 2012
Had 5 lessons with Mike in the week coming up to my first Test. He was very welcoming and friendly and put me at ease. He was also very encouraging but at the same time let me know which parts of my driving needed to be worked on. He went over the routes in depth and took the time to explain any tricky parts. Passed first time as a result of his teaching and I’d recommend him to anyone!!
patrick – March 29th, 2012
Mike is a brilliant teacher from start to finish he gives you encouragement and explains were you are going wrong and how to fix you mistakes. He goes over all possible routes for the test, and explains to you about all the different roundabout and junctions on the test routes, He gives you great confidence to go out there and pass your test. I would highly recommend Mike to any learner driver or even experienced drivers going for test who are looking for lessons.. thanks Mike….
daniel – March 26th, 2012
From start to finish Mike was always calm and help full, I was a nervious driver but Mike changed that with calm instructions and help full with what you are doing wrong and how you can improve but at the same time make in you feel good about the good parts that you are doing, made me feel so calm before my test, couldnt have done it with out Mike, thanks again
Siobhan – January 5th, 2012
Mike was a brilliant instructor, really nice guy who made me feel relaxed and not too nervous on the roads. His texts to remind you of the lessons are a great idea!I would recommend him to anyone. He fits everything important and necessary into a lesson while still having the craic!
Katie – December 4th, 2011
Passed my test with the help of Mike. Fantastic instructor that knows the test routes inside out. Very laid-back which puts a nervous driver at ease. Also the texts he sends the night before reminding you about a lesson are a nice touch. Would highly recommend Mike to anyone thinking of taking lessons in Castlebar.
Enda – November 18th, 2011
I passed my test yesterday after 6 lessons with Mike. I had been driving a while and thought I didn’t have much to learn before a friend recommended Mike as an instructor. I had a lot more to learn than I thought (and a lot of bad habits I had picked up to rectify) but Mike thoroughly brought me through every single aspect of the test. He is easy to get on with and explains things very clearly, step by step. He is very accommodating with bookings and I love the way he texts a reminder the night before a lesson. I’d recommend this excellent instructor to anyone that wants to pass their test and become a better driver
Simon – November 5th, 2011
I passed my test just last week thanks in large part to Mike, when I started to learn to drive with Mike I could literally start the car and that was it! But Mike’s clear and patient teaching style affable manner and knowledge of exactly what is needed to not only pass the test but also to be a good driver meant that after a few weeks of lessons and practice I passed the test. I would highly recommend Mike (and already have!) to anyone wishing to learn, he’s professional and highly capable and great value for money.
Sile – November 3rd, 2011
Passed my test today after 4 lessons and a pre-test with Michael. He gives good constructive criticism with an easy-going approach. He explains things clearly and makes sure you understand. Highly recommended.
John – August 22nd, 2011
Passed my test first time after three lessons, Mike is a very good instructer and installed confidence into my driving. He has a great approach and easy going when it comes to getting a appointment. He explains what required before taking off and you’ll know yourself when driving that your going wrong or right and Mike just explains in great detail to what is required. I’d highly recommend Mike as he is top quality and actully cares and wants to see people passing…
Vicky – August 17th, 2011
I would highly recommend idrive. Michael is an excellent instructor, very clear and calm and he was able to pinpoint and help me correct my bad habits straight away.
Mike – September 2nd, 2011
I passed my test today on the first attempt after 7 lesssons with Mike. I found him to be an excellent instructor. He is understanding, easy to talk to, explains things very clearly and is very thorough in preparing you for all aspects of the test. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to pass their test first time.
Qamar – July 20th, 2011
I passed my test today, first attempt, after 4 lessons with Mike. He is very accommodating with his scheduling of lessons. He is a sound guy and I would highly recommend him for anyone who is preparing to take their test.
Fiona McGrath – July 20th, 2011
I had been getting lessons off Mike for a while and passed my test this morning. Mike is so friendly and makes the whole process of learning to drive fun. He is a very patient teacher and goes at a pace you are comfortable with. Mike won’t move on from a lesson until you are ready. I wouldn’t have passed my test without him.
Michal Wochna – July 13th, 2011
I’m absolutely delighted with the instruction I received from Michael at iDrive School of Motoring. I passed yesterday, first time! Michael’s instruction was encouraging, helpful and patient. He gave me so much confidence to be a positive, safe driver and now I love driving! He provided notes to study between lessons and explained all manoeuvres and techniques perfectly so I felt very capable and thoroughly prepared to take my test. I would recommend Michael and iDrive School of Motoring to anyone who wants to progress with the best instruction. Thank you!
Peter Cosgrove – July 4th, 2011
Passed my test today after just 3 lessons with Mike. Couldn’t recommend him enough as an instructor for anyone doing their driving test. He gives very clear instructions and is very laid back and answers any questions you have. Mike was very positive and helped give me the confidence and know how to pass the test. Brilliant Instrutor.
John H June 21st, 2011
I started getting lessons off Mike back in July 2010 and passed my test in february 2011. I found Mike very easy to talk to and always answered any questions I had, the service he provided to me was 10 out of 10. Mike boosted my confidence and ability while driving, I recommend Mike to anyone who is serious about learning how to drive or passing their test. Thanks a million Mike
Steven Timlin May 23rd, 2011
I recently passed my test on the first go with only 2 grade 2 faults. I had been driving for around a year before sitting my test so I had picked up a few bad habits! I rang mike just 3 days before my test and he managed to arrange a lesson the day after. He went through the testing process with me and it was obvious he knew what he was talking about! He gave me some great pointers and even managed to fit in a pre-test in the morning before the test. I couldn’t recommend Mike enough a great instructor and brilliant teacher.
Liam Naughtan – May 22nd, 2011
I passed yesterday, first time round, I had been recommended to have Mike as my instructor by my older sister, and her friends who all passed first time round with Mike. I came to Mike a few months ago not knowing how to drive but managed to develop my skills within such a short time, with the aid of Mike’s skills, professionalism and utter determination to help me. He had a natural talent to observe and pick out any mistakes I committed and worked with me to sort them out as quickly as possible. Mike will always make sure that you’re ready to take your test and make sure your driving is to a high standard. Exceptional instructor with a range of skills and natural talent to help people pass and get their license. Recommend him to anyone who wants to drive Thanks Mike!
Adrian Mills – March 17th, 2011
I had 4 lessons with Mike in total, 3 of which I had to re-schedule at short notice and Mike accomodated me each time without complaint. He let me borrow some massively helpful reading material from him, and in only 4 lessons helped me iron out all my bad habits which I had picked up while driving uninstructed. He calmed my nerves and made me far more confident than I thought I would be heading into my test. He knew how many lessons I’d need and thats how many I got, no time was wasted. A great driving instructor, a natural and calm teacher, I cant thank Mike at iDrive enough for helping me pass my test today!
Marc Jennings – March 3rd, 2011
I passed my driving test first time with the help of Mike. He provides an excellent service and doesn’t rush things along. Get the basic right first, and then move on. This is the best way to prepare for your test. The lessons are very relaxed and really helps with your confidence. Mike also recommened some excellent reading material which helped with my confidence when on the road. The bottom line – If you want to pass your test, Contact Mike @ iDrive!
Daniel Kelly – February 28th, 2011
I passed my test first time with the help of Mike, he was brilliant in giving you confidence to drive not only well enough to pass the test but to drive safely day to day. He gives you great advice as well as being able to have a good time while your driving. Sets out and easy to follow driving plan which you are able to practice by yourself at home, and as well as giving you great reading material. Which takes only about 40 minutes to read cover to cover and has information on everything you need to know to pass the test. It has been a pleasure learning with Mike and was in no way a waste of money (the lessons aren’t even too expensive). Thank you Mike!!
Marion O Malley – February 13th, 2011
Passed my test, (02/02/11). Mike was recommended by two of my friends who passed their tests the first time. Mike was my first instructor and I am happy that I did not waste my time and money with others. He is a great instructor who knows his job. All the roads I drove during my test, were the ones I went through with Mike just an hour before my test. Mike knows exactly what you will be expected to do in the test. I would definitely recommend him…Just listen to him and you will be sure to pass your test. Thank again Mike!
Triona – February 12th, 2011
Thanks Mike for the lessons, support and direction! Just passed my test today!!!! Great patience, professional service and perfect results!!!! Thanks again Mike!
Aine October – 28th, 2010
I had pre test lessons with Mike a week before my test & he definitely put me at ease. I was given clear concise information and tips on how to maximise my driving potential. I am so happy I took lessons as I passed my test this afternoon with flying colours! Thanks again Mike i’m over the moon!
Aisling – October 23rd, 2010
I received lessons from Mike 2 weeks before my test. I found him brilliant. He was very patient and kind. He made me feel very comfortable driving and helped me build my confidence. I am very glad I received lessons from Mike and would recommend Mike to anyone. Thanks again Mike!
Lisa Mc Greal – October 7th, 2010
Whilst Learning to drive with Mike I found him to be Pleasant, encouraging and patient. He would clearly explain everything and would make sure I understood what I needed to do in order to pass my driving test. Mike is not just an instructor he is a great teacher. Undoubtedly with Mike’s expertises and encouragement I have managed to pass my test first time. I would recommend Mike to anyone as I was very pleased with the service.
Edel A Regan – July 21st, 2010
I was an extremely nervous learner driver, Mike helped me progress a long long way to have more confidence in my ability to drive and to do my test. I had previous lessons with another driving school and when I decided to try idrive there was no looking back! Mikes very patient, thorough, kind and knows what he’s talking about! He cares about all his students and gave 100% every lesson. I would recommend him to anybody learning to drive!! Passed my test 5th July 2010 🙂 Thanks Mike, all the best, edel
Edel F – July 19th, 2010
I received lessons from Mike and would definitely recommend his driving school. He is very patient, and gives you alot of confidence to pass your test. He goes over all test routes and makes sure you are well prepared before you sit your actual driving test. I passed my driving test first time round. Thanks Mike keep up the good work
Peter Mcgill – July 9th, 2010
A first class service! I was extremely happy with the standard of teaching and felt very well supported. Mike was very patient and gave me the confidence I needed to pass my test. I would definately recommend idrive, because you definately will pass!!
Edel R – May 12th, 2010
I recieved driving lessons from Mike two weeks before my driving test. I had been driving for some time before my test but like many had picked up alot of bad habits. I found Mike very consistent, helpful, confident, encouraging and patient. He brought me on all the routes that I could have been brought on in my test and gave me great reading material that I found hugely beneficial. I would recommend Mike to anyone who is learning how to drive. I passed my test first time round. Thanks Mike
simon sweeney – April 25th, 2010
I started lessons with Mike 3 weeks before my test, Mike took me on all the driving routes of the town that the examanier may have taken me, I found this very usefull to know. He also recommended reading material that I found very helpful. I would recommend lessons with Mike to anybody as he is very patient and helpful. I passed my driving test first time around. Thanks again mike
Ioseph O Reilly – April 25th, 2010
I started lessons with Mike three days before my test, I had four lessons altogether. By the second lesson Mike had boosted my confidence in my driving and shown me every test route of the town! Mike brang me step by step through everything. Thanks to Mike I passed my test first time! I would recommend Mike to anyone who is serious about passing their test!
Breda Patten – April 23rd, 2010
I started lessons with Mike last year. I found him very helpful and he helped my confidence with driving. He explained everything so well. I found him very easy to talk to and ask questions. He was very patient and easy going. He give me extra help with certain parts of driving such as my reversing . I found him very professional and would recommend him to anyone learning how to drive Thanks again Mike
Lucy Heneghan – 20 April 2010
I took lessons with Mike last year. I had been driving for some time before I began the lessons with him. I had failed my test in the previous year so my confidence was pretty low. Mike’s personality was one of a kind and always found him very patient. I took a number of lessons with him and really enjoyed every one, he was always very reassuring and helped me improve my driving skills better than I thought I was capable of. I passed my test in June. Thanks again Mike.
Robert Nelson – April 13th, 2010
I started lessons with Mike from i-drive, as a total begginer with no experience. Mike’s teaching style and easy going nature made the lessons easy and productive. I-drive have well thought out and well structured lessons with no front loading (dropping people in the deep endtactics). Over all i-drive, has created a safe un-judgemental environment which breeds success. Passed my test 12/4/10. Thank you I-drive
Laura Ryder – April 12th, 2010
I had Lessons with Mike last year. I had been driving for a while with no formal lessons and was really worried as it came time for my test. I found Mike to be very relaxed which put me at ease straight away. Mike is very patient and more importantly reassuring. He gives clear instructions and he never got bored of reversing around corners which I needed a lot of help with. Thanks to Mike I passed my test first time, I have already and will continue to recommend Mike as a fantastic driving instructor. Thanks Mike.
Anne Molloy – March 24th, 2010
I learned to drive with Mike and I just have to say it was great!!! He was very patient and professional and what I really liked was that he gave clear and precise insructions and spoke clearly which believe me is very important when you are learning to drive as I had an instructor before him who mumbled so much that I spent my time trying to hear him and not focusing on the road. Mike brings you step by step and I have and would recommend him to anyone who is serious about learning how to drive-he will get you there. So thanks Mike and heres to your continued success.
john mc – March 23rd, 2010
After failing my test the first time my confidence was very low but after 3 lessons with mike I passed!! He gave me great confidence in my own driving skills and i had no nerves the day of the test because I knew i was ready….. this is a great school with fun and simple ways to learn the correct and proper way to drive!! Thanks again mike
Rose Barron – March 20th, 2010
Myself and my husband had lessons with mike and we both passed. Mike is very clear with his instructions and patient too. We both found him easy going and we were relaxed with him and he made us feel confident that we could pass. Thanks Mike!
Veronica Casey – March 19th, 2010
I had five lessons with Mike at IDrive and found him to be a very patient instructor. I already had some previous experience, and found that Mike was well able to improve my skills and I passed my test after five lessons with him. Thanks Mike for a great driving experience and helping me pass!
Rebecca Dooley – March 19th, 2010
I was a first time driver when I began lessons with Mike. I am a young driver and was very nervous but found Mike to be the perfect instructor. He was very patient and went at a pace that helped me to eventually overcome my nerves. I passed first time thanks to Mike and would definitely recommend him. Thanks a lot Mike!
Amir Novin – March 18th, 2010
I was one of IDrive’s first pupils as well in September 2008 and having left a competitor felt very disenchanted and confidence was at an all time low. Few months later with Idrive and with all the attention to detail, the patience of the instructor, I had confidence streaming through me, eventually enabling me to pass first time and with only 3 minor faults!!! Now im driving the van around for work giving me twice as much work as I had before, Cheers Mike and IDrive for a very pleasurable experience!
Catherine Durcan – March 16th, 2010
I was one of idrives first students in September 2008, although you would expect the new instructor to be nervous and inexperienced this was not the case. I learned and improved in my driving skills through very patient and thorough lessons. These lessons guided me to become a very careful driver and I soon passed that all important driving test. For me the lessons were excellent for many reasons, the instructors patience and attention to detail was key to my success in passing my driving test. If ever i found something difficult we would concentrate only on that one aspect until it was perfected, for me that was roundabouts and how i used to panic and make mistakes. Here I was calmed and reassured I could achieve this. idrive’s attention to detail and patience with the students is what allowed me to pass my driving test and I now recommend this school to anyone I meet. I highly recommend this driving school for anyone who is learning to drive. Nerves, worries or even bad habits can all be ironed out.