Download the Driver Theory Test Application Form (Feb 2011)
Under the Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2001 a theory test certificate must be obtained before you can apply for a first Learner Permit. The theory test is divided into the categories set out in column 1 of the following table and a relevant theory test certificate must be furnished to a licensing authority for a first Learner Permit application in column 2.
|Theory Test Certificate
|Driving Licence or Provisional Licence|
|B, M and W||B, EB, M & W|
|C||C, C1, EC and EC1|
|D||D, D1, ED and ED1|
The Theory Test is carried out by the Driver Theory Testing Service. Booking of the test can be arranged by telephoning the call centre for the service at Lo-Call Numbers :
1890 606 106 (English)
1890 606 806 (Irish)
1890 606 216 (Text Phone)
or by post at Driver Theory Testing Service, P.O. Box 144, Drogheda, Co. Louth.
Application forms are also available in the Motor Taxation office.The fee for the test €35.60 inclusive of V.A.T.
Google Map to Motor Tax Section (external link; opens new window)
Phone: (094)90 47600
Opening Hours: Castlebar - 9:30am-3pm, Mon-Fri, open through lunch.
Note: Ballina and Belmullet Motor Tax are open 9:30am-12:45pm and 2pm-3pm, Mon-Fri