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I came across Colm Branigan while doing a Google Search for a driving instructor to help me with my test. I must say that I am so glad I found him. I am only sorry that I didn’t find him earlier!
I am a driver for more than 10 years, with a full driving licence in different countries that unfortunately I could not reuse here in Ireland. Because of this, I had to start from scratch- it was the stressful and complicated and additionally English is not my first language. I had chosen a package with another driving school because I had no reference.
I did my 12 lessons with the same instructor, he taught me much of the theory, but he made me nervous and stressed. It was as if I had never driven before! He was making a lot of jokes as I tried to focus on the driving. I didn’t want to continue with the lessons, but I had paid in advance and I needed the licence. The instructor told me to hold the steering wheel a certain way and to turn it a certain way- the way he thought was better. It was not a comfortable way for me, it was different to how I had always done, it became unsafe. He usually compared the wheel to a clock and had marks on the front glass (to help with the parked cars). For someone with experience, it was very complicated.
According to him, I never drove well. There was always something missing or simply, it was not as he liked. I only went to the area of my test – Finglas – once and for a few minutes. He said that we would do a pretest when I had the date of my test and that his car hire was €120 per 2 hours. But that I would have a warm up of just 30 min and would have to meet him in Finglas. I was not happy with that.
Thank God I found Colm! I did 4 hours with Colm and hired his car for the test which included a pretest on the day and a door to door service! Colm is super professional and when he saw the way I was driving, he said that I drove well but that I was like a robot! He asked me to drive naturally as if he wasn’t in my car.
He encouraged me to forget sequences and routines and not to think about markings on the windows or hand positioning on the steering wheel. It was incredibly liberating!
He also gave me material to study and all the support that I needed, answering all my questions. I passed my test on my first attempt! I certainly couldn’t have passed without Colm’s support and patience.
I would highly recommend Colm. He made it possible for me to get my full licence which I really needed for work. Thank you so much Colm! Colm will undoubtedly be able to help many others in the same situation as me.
I recently did a 2 hour pretest lesson with Colm in order to get a fresh perspective on my driving, after completing my 12 EDT lessons and several additional pretest lessons with a different instructor.
Colm came recommended to me by two of my cousins, who credited him with them getting their tests. I found Colm extremely helpful. I told him my particular concerns before we started, and we paid close attention to these aspects of my driving throughout the lesson. Colm had a wealth of knowledge to offer as well as a really encouraging coaching style and a simple, clear method of delivery. The advice he offered me was tailored to what I wanted to address and made very digestible and easy to remember.
He also provided a helpful reflection template at the end, allowing me to jot down what we spoke about and handy pointers I wanted to remember on the day of my test. I would gladly recommend Colm for a pretest lesson, particularly if you feel you would benefit from having a fresh pair of eyes examining your driving ahead of your test. Thanks Colm!
I would highly recommend Colm as a driving instructor. I went to Colm for pre-test lessons and I feel that I passed the test because of his knowledgeable and no-nonsense approach to the driving test as well as driving in general.
He has an extremely calm air and manages to instill confidence. I feel I was a safer and more confident driver after completing only a 2 hour lesson with Colm.
I did a further 2 hour lesson to consolidate my learning on the day of the test and passed due to his expertise!
Colm was highly recommended by a friend of mine. After my experience with Colm I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who wishes to take driving lessons. Colm is very keen and knowledgeable. He has a knack for identifying your problem areas and he provides excellent feedback and advice to fix them. Even though I had two full driving licenses (international) I feel that Colm has contributed to making me a more knowledgeable and a well-rounded driver. He is simply the best driving instructor that I have ever had. Highly recommended!
Unlike other driving instructors who only focus on what gear you should be in, Colm focuses on what frame of mind you should be in. My driving lessons with Colm completely changed my approach to driving. I used to constantly worry about the gear stick and clutch. However, Colm taught me how to calmly approach each driving situation. As a result, there was a massive improvement in my driving. I went from 15 grade 2’s and 1 grade 3 in my first test to just 5 grade 2’s second time round. I highly recommend Colm if you have your test coming up.
I passed my driving test in Raheny first time round with many thanks to my driving instructor Colm Branigan. Colm’s teaching style gave a massive boost to my confidence. He was very patient and encouraging. He was extremely professional and answered any questions I had very thoroughly. I enjoyed all my driving lessons and pretest lessons with him and would highly recommended him to everyone!
A BIG thank you to my driving instructor Colm Branigan for all his help. Absolutely delighted that I passed my driving test in Raheny! I couldn’t have done it without his help. Thank you so much! If you are looking for an excellent mentor who will help you every step of the way with driving lessons and pretest lessons, I would highly recommend Colm Branigan!!
I can’t recommend driving instructor Colm Branigan enough to anyone struggling with driving. His teaching methods and approaches are great. Within just a few driving lessons my driving improved immensely. Now I feel I drive with skill and confidence. I couldn’t have got up to speed and passed my driving test without Colm, thank you!
Colm Branigan is an excellent, friendly driving instructor with the best customer service I have come across. He is a highly qualified instructor, very punctual and has the perfect car to train and sit the test in. With his training I succeeded, I passed my test in Finglas! I would highly recommend him.
I am delighted that I passed that my driving test. I was much more confident after taking pretest driving lessons with Colm. He fixed pretty much all the issues that I had which made a big difference during the actual test. He gave me feedback as I drove and evaluated me in the same way they do in the actual test. I would definitely recommend him, and I will suggest to my friends to contact Colm too. Thanks again!!
Colm was recommended to me by my sister, who passed her test first time with him. He is a brilliant instructor who gives clear directions and puts you at ease. Colm was always very accommodating when trying to organise lessons around my busy schedule. I enjoyed every lesson I did with Colm, he made me feel relaxed while always concentrating on the task at hand. Thanks for your wonderful tuition Colm, your help is greatly appreciated in allowing me to pass my test first time!!
I chose Colm Branigan because of all the great customer reviews. His way of teaching and style gave me a great boost to my confidence. He helped me correct mistakes that had become habits and I went on to pass my driving test in Finglas. I would highly recommend Colm as he will put any learner at ease. Thanks again Colm.
I did a course of driving lessons and pretest lessons with Colm. I thought his training was excellent. I was given the chance to become fully comfortable with driving and take it at my own pace. No faults in my driving test and no faults for Colm!
I contacted Colm about converting my Florida Driver License to an Irish License. I had to get approval from the RSA that my US License was valid (which involves contacting the DLV of your state for a record of your driving licence). This allows you to get a Letter of Exemption from the 6-month rule. After that I did my 12 EDT Lessons in 2-hour slots. I found Colm to be very professional and knew exactly what was required for experienced drivers. To be honest, on the day of the test, I found myself to be relaxed thanks to Colm’s teaching skills. If you want a Fast Track Approach you should talk to Colm Branigan. Total time from start to finish 1 month.
I couldn’t have passed my driving test first time without the help of Colm Branigan. I did all my driving lessons and a course of pretest lessons with Colm and passed first time in Finglas! His lessons were always relaxed and professional and his positive and encouraging manner made my experience very enjoyable overall. Couldn’t thank him enough for all the support!
My driving instructor, Colm Branigan gave me an extremely clear and down to earth explanation of the things you need to do in order to pass the driving test. I drove for a couple of years before using this driving instructor but the pretest driving lessons I took cleared up all of my doubts about road usage and gave me the tools I needed to pass my test with ease. Thanks so much again!
I will be definitely recommending Colm Branigan to my family and friends. I found that his relaxed style created an atmosphere that made it easy for me to prepare for the test. Colm had an excellent understanding of my needs and the knowledge & ability to help me iron out my faults. He was encouraging throughout, I really enjoyed the preparation and of course the result! Thanks a million, Colm. I couldn’t have passed without you
After driving nearly 15 years on the opposite side of the road, under Brazilian traffic rules, I was worried I wouldn’t pass the test. Having a new born baby limited my practicing time, making me feel extra nervous. But I couldn’t have chosen better instructor. Colm’s guidance not only helped me to pass the test first time, but also corrected old bad habits for life. If you are looking for a highly skilled and flexible professional with a friendly approach I couldn’t recommend any other driving instructor but Colm Branigan.
With only a day until my test, I sat a very useful pretest driving lesson with my driving instructor Colm Branigan. He provided me with excellent feedback which I was able to use to improve my driving in time for the test. Further preparation on the morning of my test had me calm and collected before I went on to complete a successful test.
I would like to thank my driving instructor Colm Branigan for helping me to pass my driving test in Finglas. Colm is a very friendly and effective instructor. He undoubtedly helped me to become the driver I am today and I could not have done it without his assistance. Thanks again Colm!
I would like to thank my driving instructor Colm Branigan for all his help throughout the preparation for my driving test. Colm helped me conquer my nervousness around doing the test and helped me correct any problems which I had. Thank you so much Colm for all your advice and guidance. I would highly recommend him to anyone preparing for the test.
I have already recommended Colm as a driving instructor to more than one of my friends and I think that is the best explanation of the fact of how good Colm is in the area of his expertise. I own a BIG thank you to Colm for the coaching approach that he took during my driving lessons with him, Colm helped me to understand the reason behind each of the mistakes and bad habits that I was making during my driving. Colm always left me space for making my own decisions in relation to the next area that I wanted to improve within my driving skills. His approach gave me the opportunity to own the learning process and the results of each of my steps/moves I took during driving on the road. I really value the way Colm shared his knowledge with me by encouraging me to figure out the best solution/approach in to each difficult/unexpected (at the time) situations. That way I still remember each of those moments very well and apply the best solutions in every day driving. I have left each session with an area to work on and that gave me the feeling of constant improvement and reason to be fully focused on the road for every second of the trip and also the feeling that the driving practice DOES matter a lot!
I passed in Raheny with Colm Branigan. Colm was immensely helpful. His positive and encouraging manner built my confidence and belief. The knowledge and tips he shared and his common-sense approach helped me drive more naturally on test day. This helped me keep the nerves under control. I would highly recommend Colm for anyone preparing for their test.
Colm was recommended to me by word of mouth from neighbours who they themselves or their children had passed their test through tuition with Colm.
I thoroughly enjoyed Colm’s style of teaching, his calm and composed nature to teaching along with his concise communication skills make him an excellent driving instructor. He was great at putting me at ease and provided excellent coping and road awareness techniques all of which I believe have helped shape me into a very competent and safe fully licensed driver.
I would highly recommend Colm for anyone looking to pass their test first time! I know if I had originally started my lessons with Colm I would have come away with a first-time pass but luckily we worked together and I achieved my pass second time around and I truly put the credit into his tuition, guidance and patience with me throughout my frustrations during the learning process. He never gave up on me and gave constructive advice where necessary to ensure I would be as ready as I could be for my test given the time constraints I faced.
A big thank you to my very supportive driving instructor Colm Branigan. I was a stress machine and still managed to pass the driving test first time doing it. My driving lessons were not only clear and useful but also fun, which is very important in my opinion, as this way you actually enjoy doing it. Colm was very patient, another huge plus to him. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to pass their test and wants to have a sound instructor!
I would like to highly recommend Colm Branigan for anyone considering pre-test driving lessons. He is a great instructor, I wouldn’t have passed my driving test without his guidance! Thanks again Colm!
Colm Branigan is a great driving instructor. I did a course of pretest driving lessons with him and he explains things very clearly and allows you to go at your own pace. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to pass their driving test!
Colm Branigan is a great driving instructor, very knowledgeable and highly professional. I passed my driving test in Finglas after a course of pretest driving lessons with him. I will never hesitate to recommend him, thanks a million, Colm!
It took me a couple of years to gather the courage to sit behind the wheel, after a decade-long break. On top of it, having learned to drive on the right side of the road, the idea of driving on the left terrified me. I decided to take a few driving lessons to get over my fear in a safe set up, and to get some practice. The reviews on Colm’s website made my decision to use his services really easy, and now I’m happy to join all the others in recommending Colm as a kind, professional, intuitive, and beautifully skilled driving instructor. It took only a few lessons, and my fear of driving was gone. I’ve gained new knowledge and skills, that will positively stay with me for life. Thank you Colm, your help was invaluable!
If you’ve ever been told that some people just aren’t meant to drive & almost believed it then the best way to prove them wrong is to take a few lessons with Colm. I chose Colm on a friend’s recommendations as I was looking to brush up my driving skills but was kind of wary of driving instructors …. most of whom seem to dismiss anybody who hasn’t practised on their old man’s tractor since the age of three as hopeless & not meant to drive as mentioned earlier. Disclaimer – I’m referring only to my personal experience here! Colm’s style of teaching is especially suitable if you’ve lost faith in your skills and idea of driving induces a panic attack. He made it out not to be a big deal & I believed him when he said it’s possible to teach anybody to drive (which I took to mean he’d seen worse). Colm’s calm and personal yet professional style of teaching is perfect for nervous students. I cannot recommend him highly enough nor thank him enough for changing my life by helping to acquire this basic yet so complicated skill of driving! What’s more Colm has great interpersonal skills and his manner is always professional, friendly, attentive & courteous. I enjoy driving now & looking forward to meeting the “not everybody is meant to drive” guy so I can honk the hell out of him.
I passed my test in Finglas thanks to the benefit that I got from Colm’s lessons. I had failed my test twice before going to him and my confidence as far as driving was concerned was low, but his teaching methods helped me to address that and to overcome the unease that I felt about driving. His calm way of explaining what I needed to know to improve my driving helped me immensely. I would definitely recommend him to anybody hoping to bring their driving to the level needed to pass the test and beyond.
I’ve been driving locally for a number of years, and stayed within my comfort zone as I was a nervous driver. I had failed my test twice and really needed to ensure that I passed third time around. I found Colm’s website and from the amazing reviews from past students I thought this is exactly what I need. Colm is an excellent and extremely professional instructor and explained things that I’d never been told with other instructors in a very easy to understand way. I’m delighted to say that I did pass third time and have Colm to thank for my success. I would highly recommend Colm to everyone.
I was very happy with my driving lessons from Colm. He is extremely knowledgeable and very professional. He gave lots of positive feedback in lessons as well as advice on how to improve. He always finished lessons with a reflection on the important points covered which helped to consolidate the new teaching points. His pretests were very useful. I would highly recommend him.
I chose Colm Branigan as he came highly recommended by my niece, a prior student of his school. I liked Colm’s teaching style because he adapted to the driving needs of the student. I am an American living in Ireland with years of international driving experience. I needed to complete my mandatory hours and pass the Irish driving test. He has a very professional and easy-going style that suited me, guiding me to success, passing the test. I would recommend Colm as a driving instructor no matter what the level or learning need.
I did pre-test lessons with Colm before my driving test. I found him to be extremely patient, calm and encouraging. He gave me confidence in my ability to drive. He gave me some great tips for the areas I needed to work on and with his help I passed my test on my first try. I believe this would not have been possible without his help.
Colm Branigan is unquestionably a superb driving instructor. All of his lessons including the pretest lessons were extremely comprehensive. They allowed me to develop the skills needed to gain my full licence and become a safe driver. Colm is a very professional, patient and friendly person. He ensured any mistakes made during the lessons were corrected and explained accordingly. I would undoubtedly recommend Colm Branigan for driving lessons to become a safe and confident driver. Thanks again for all your help Colm, I could not have passed without your lessons, support and encouragement.
I would highly recommend Colm to anyone wishing to get driving. Colm is a calm and steady teacher. He has a knack for explaining things in a way that just makes sense. Couple this with his ability to read people to suit their needs. This makes him the ideal person to get you through your test. And help you be a better driver in the long run.
I recently booked a course of pretests with Colm before sitting my test in Raheny. He was very professional in his approach. His pointers and knowledge were invaluable. He has the ability to adjust to each and any persons style of driving. He then offers bespoke advice to them; exactly what they need to work on to pass the test. This was in my opinion one of the main reasons why I passed my test this time round. I can’t thank Colm enough. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to boost their chances of passing the driving test.
Colm equipped me with the skills, the confidence & most importantly for me the right mindset to pass my driving test. I booked lessons with Colm because of all the good reviews I read online. Having previously had lessons from another instructor I felt that my driving confidence was pretty low. Colm helped me build my confidence on the road through his excellent tuition, professionalism and honesty. He was always available to answer any questions that I had. Without a doubt I would highly recommended him to anybody who wants to pass their driving test.
A friend recommended Colm to me for my pretests and I will now be recommending him to my other friends. Colm created such a relaxed presence in the car that made me feel so comfortable. He helped me iron out my bad habits immediately and was very informative when helping me with things I found difficult! I would highly recommend him to anyone. He is flexible to your availability, replies as soon as possible to your queries and I’ve nothing but good things to say about him!
I would like to say thank you to Colm Branigan. I did a course of pretest lessons with driving instructor Colm Branigan. I did my driving test in Raheny. It’s a great feeling to have passed my test first time round. I would recommend Colm to anyone. He made me feel relaxed going into the test and he gave me very helpful tips.
I would just like to extend my gratitude to Colm Branigan. I have been driving for many years and picked up a lot of bad habits along the way. He did everything to fit me in and accommodated my needs. On meeting Colm, he was friendly, good mannered and very professional, we started my pre-test with the rules of the road and the road signs, and I hadn’t a clue what any of them were, but Colm kept his cool and reminded me of what they were and also handed me a sheet which turned out to be pivotal in me passing my test. We went through the whole test and he pointed out my mistakes and also my good points. On the day of the test Colm met me at the test centre and we did another pre-test, I got significantly less marks this time which was great, but on his sheet I would have scraped a pass. Colm went through the rules of the road again and the signs and hand signals just before I went in. On completing my test, I found out I PASSED!! And didn’t pick up one mark on the rules of the road and signs. I was needless to say DELIGHTED and it’s all down to Colm’s skills and professionalism as an instructor. I would have no problem in recommending Colm as an instructor, as I had many bad habits, but once Colm directed me on what I was doing wrong I passed my test FIRST TIME!! Thanks Colm!
The most important factor for me when choosing a driving school was to get a driving instructor with years of experience and a lot of reference clients. Colm is an excellent calm instructor with impeccable driving knowledge that goes beyond anything you will need to pass your driving test. I found his teaching methods to be excellent. Colm was very calm while I was driving and had great advice for any tweaks I needed to make. He also used a lot of visuals when explaining key areas of the test- the reverse around the corner was great. I would recommend him to others- I have already recommended that my brother use his services
I started to panic about my test after taking an appointment with just 5 days’ notice. After reading very good reviews online, I got in touch with Colm and asked for his help. He got back as quick as he could with a time that could suit me and offered me an hour and a half pretest at a very good rate. He was very calming and informative and really helped to settle my nerves for the test. After his excellent advice, I went into the test feeling really positive and am delighted to say that I passed with flying colours. I would highly recommend driving instructor Colm Branigan.
Driving lessons with Colm completely changed my approach to driving. Colm taught me how to calmly approach each driving situation. He really helped me. He explains things in such a way that they are very easy to understand and to remember. I definitely couldn’t have passed my test on my first attempt without him. I am very grateful for his help and would highly recommend Colm Branigan as a driving instructor.
I passed my test first time in Finglas with Colm. He is a calm and an extremely knowledgeable driving instructor. His way of teaching put any nerves I had at ease right from the first lesson. His pretests were really comprehensive and informative. Five Stars to Colm Branigan Driving!
Colm Branigan is a great driving instructor. He breaks everything down so that it is easy to understand. With his help, I learned why I needed to do what I was doing. He gives you all the tools to pass your test. I passed in Finglas. 5 stars to Colm!
My husband recommended Colm to be my instructor since he was key to a successful pass from the first time. For me this was my second time and I was under a lot of pressure. Colm was very patient, calm and gave the right notes and feedback. This made me pass the test with real confidence. I can add that Colm knows his job extremely well. That makes him, in my opinion, the best in his field.
I chose Colm on recommendation from my niece who had recently passed her test with him. He is an amazing driving instructor, I couldn’t recommend him more. He knows exactly what the RSA look for in your driving test and makes the lessons so easy and stress free. After driving for 25 years in America, I was overwhelmed and a bag of nerves before starting my lessons in Ireland. Colm helped me to deal with my nerves and break my bad habits. I went to my driving test in Finglas feeling confident and passed. Thank you Colm, I could not have done it without your help and expertise!
I wouldn’t have passed my test if it wasn’t for Colm. I had failed my test twice and done countless lessons before I met Colm. Within only three double lessons he completely changed my whole style of driving. The areas I struggled with he approached in a simplistic easy to understand manner while giving me techniques that remained with me after my lessons. I had zero confidence on the road which he immensely improved with his encouragement, guidance and skill. He also allowed me to text him anytime with any driving queries I had. I would highly recommend Colm to anyone who wants quality driving lessons especially nervous drivers. Absolutely five-star lessons.
I chose Colm Branigan after reading about him online. I was impressed with his approach to teaching. He is clear and very patient which I really appreciated. I am now recommending him to everyone- he has an excellent way of making you think about the road. 100% rating from me for Colm.
I did pretest lessons with Colm and he was fantastic. Having sat my driving test twice before, my confidence had taken a knock and I was starting to think I would never pass. Colm explained to me how important my mindset going into the test was and he really put me at ease. He gave me strategies to cope with my nerves. I passed in Finglas. I’m only sorry I didn’t do all my lessons with Colm.
I would highly recommend driving instructor Colm Branigan for anyone looking to pass their driving test. He is an excellent teacher and is extremely patient. I took a course of pretest lessons with Colm and I passed my test in Raheny first time round and I can honestly say this was all thanks to him
I chose Colm Branigan after reading his great reviews online. I did a 1.5 Hour pre-test with him before I sat my driving test. He made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions. He also showed me where I was going wrong when I was driving and importantly how to fix those areas without affecting my confidence. I am delighted to say that I passed my test in Raheny! I would highly recommend Colm for anyone who is doing their driving test as he will give you the confidence to pass.
Colm Branigan was strongly recommended to me by my nieces who also took his lessons. Colm’s teaching style is excellent for many reasons. He is very patient, highly knowledgeable and super-professional. The first day I met him I felt I was in good hands to pass the driving test. We practiced all the items included in the driving test and he always gave me very helpful feedback. I would definitely recommend Colm because he is simply among the best in his field. He is responsible, reliable, skilled, straightforward, and have a good sense of humour.
I chose to do my driving lessons with Colm Branigan as he was recommended to me by friends and I wanted to learn to drive with someone with a trustworthy reputation. Colm’s teaching style always made me feel relaxed and comfortable while driving, I was rarely nervous during my lessons or even while taking my pre-test. He always gave a logical reason for why you do things while driving which made it easier to remember. I was always asked if I had any questions at all so I was never afraid to ask. I would highly recommend Colm to anyone, as not only did he help me succeed in passing my test first time but also made learning a very fun and comfortable experience.
Thanks to Colm I passed my test in Raheny on my first try. Colm is a very patient, thorough and professional instructor. Colm was so helpful and really simplified everything. I honestly couldn’t recommend Colm more!
Colm is a very experienced, professional and sharp driving instructor. He has an eye for detail and leaves no stone is left unturned. During driving lessons, he is very calm and encouraging while clearly explaining and monitoring every aspect of your driving.
Excellent driving instructor!
I did 3 pretese lessons with Colm before I did my test and my results were fantastic!
As an instructor Colm is very calm and patient and listens to every question you have. I can’t thank you enough for all your help and guidance. 5 stars just aren’t enough
I just passed my driving test in Raheny with Colm Branigan. I chose Colm as he came highly recommended by a friend, and it is very clear why. He had great patience and gave me huge confidence for my driving test. He was always very positive and gave clear instructions to help me to improve and become a safe driver. I would highly recommend Colm as a driving instructor.