Dragon Driver is a Dublin based Driving School specialising in Intensive Driving Tuition for both manual and automatic cars

With a 95% overall Driving Test pass rate and a 99.9% pass rate on intensive courses, where home study is adhered to. We excel at getting pupils successfully and safely through their Driving Test in the shortest possible time. Book a lesson today and find out why our pupils recommend us!

Dragon Driver has been established for over 19 years and is owned and operated by Mike Watson – a fully qualified Road Safety Authority Approved Driving Instructor and Driving and Vehicles Standards Agency (UK) ADI. Mike is also qualified as a Fleet Driver Trainer(Duty of Care) with the DVSA.

Learning to drive can sometimes be a stressful experience but with Mike’s patient and understanding tuition you can enjoy driving right from your first lesson.

Whether you are a complete novice, want to learn to drive in a week, just need a pre-test, you are an experienced foreign licence holder who needs to do the 6 EDT lessons, want to improve your driving after your test or even want to become a driving instructor, we have a package to suit your needs and your budget.

We provide both manual and automatic tuition and all our cars are fitted with dual controls for extra peace of mind. We now also offer Duty of Care services with free Management of Occupational Road Risk (MORR).

With a 95% overall Driving Test pass rate and a 99.9% pass rate on intensive courses and Foreign Driver 6 EDT lessons, where home study is adhered to. We excel at getting pupils successfully and safely through their Driving Test in the shortest possible time. Book a lesson today and find out why our pupils recommend us!

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Areas covered subject to times and traffic conditions in city centre

Adamstown; Artane; Ballsbridge Ballinteer, Ballybrack, Ballyfermot, Blackrock Blanchardstown, Booterstown, Cabra, Cabinteely Castleknock, Churchtown, City West;  Clonee; Clonsilla, Clontarf, Clonliffe, Clonskeagh, Crumlin; Drumcondra, Deansgrange, Donnybrook, Drimnagh, Dun Laoghaire, Dundrum;  Glasthule, Harolds Cross,  Killiney Kimmage;  Ranelagh, Rathfarnham Rathmines; Leopardstown; Liffey Valley; Lucan;  Mount Merrion; Newcastle; Phibsboro;  Raheny, Ringsend; Saggart; Sandycove Sandyford,Sandymount, Shankill,  Stillorgan, Tallaght;  Templeogue, Terenure, Tyerstown, Tyrrelstown; UCD; Walkinstown.

All Dublin postal codes are covered

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6W, 7, 8,  9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24
Please note pick-up and drop-off maybe request at First Ireland between Heuston Station and Aisling Hotel due to traffic congestion in some areas.

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Happy Clients

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Multiple Failed Tests?

“We came to Mike in desperation. My childminder was close to giving up the idea of ever driving after multiple driving lessons and failed tests.

Mike’s approach was different to every single other instructor.

He was able to appraise my childminders driving with a fresh eye before breaking down the bad habits and building up the good ones in a methodical way. His manner was calm but firm. My childminder said that his lessons were completely different to the many others she had ever had.

Mike doesn’t just sit there and let you make the same mistakes again and again-he tackles issues head on. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to someone-especially if they have had problems with passing the test. He truly has the winning formula and is a credit to his profession.”

Dr. Dee Walsh, GP

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Relocating To Ireland?

“As a dual citizen that has lived in the US for the last 25 years, upon relocating again permanently to Ireland I realised I would have to obtain my Irish driving license.

As Ireland does not accept the transfer of US driving licenses, I was faced with starting as any brand-new driver would: taking the theory test, mandatory 12 hours of driver training lessons and a final road test.

I researched and called several driving schools in the area. I settled on Dragon Driver for several reasons. Mike Watson responded quickly to my initial quote request email, he quoted me an excellent price, he knew the test routes the examiners use like the back of his hand, and he was familiar with the unique challenges an American driver would face conforming to the Irish way of driving.

Sign up for the EDT course with Mike Watson. You won’t be disappointed, and you’ll definitely have all the tools needed to pass your test the first time!”


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Pinpoint Your issues

“I found Dragon Driver Training on the RSA website, completely by chance. Having driven for 2 years beforehand and having had 25+ hours of lessons, I couldn’t understand why I had failed my driving test TWICE. 15 minutes in the car with Mike and I knew exactly why I had failed and that I was not the safe driver I was led to believe.

Just looking at the facts, anyone with as many lessons completed with the most “prestigious” driving school around, should NOT have failed the test. I had spent my money on 25 + hours of having bad habits, confusion and frustration drilled into my mind.

5 hours of tuition and the supportive notes I was given free of charge allowed me to pass my driving test. I cannot fault this guys tuition! I have a problem with taking things in while I’m driving and with the help of the notes & diagrams to reinforce it, I felt ready for the test in a way I never had before. I can’t describe what peace of mind it is to feel ready for your test rather than dreading it!”

Aifric C