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Happy Hallowe'en & Hello & Welcome To

1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL

Get Me On The Road!

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"We Don't Follow Standards....We Set Them"

About Us

"When Everything Seems Like An Uphill Struggle, Just Think Of The View When You Reach The Top".

Who We Are

Hello to all new students and a very warm welcome to

1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL

an independent Driving School owned by myself, Ray O' Connor. 

Originally from Newbridge, Co. Kildare, I married a wonderful Rathangan lady, Patricia, (Trish) on 08 August 1997. We have 2 wonderful kids, David & Katie, and lived in Rathangan until August 2005, when we all eventually moved down to Portarlington, Co. Laois. They have supported me in this business since I left the Army in 2010.

What We Believe In

MISSION STATEMENT

"To teach all students regardless of driving ability, the correct and safe way to drive on our nations roads, and to bring them to a standard that will not only be sufficient to allow them to pass their Driving Test, but that those skills will remain with them throughout their lives."

VISION FOR ALL STUDENTS

"Driving Is For Whole Life....Not Just A Test". 

Remember that the vast majority of accidents occur within 2 miles of the victims home. You must remain focused at all times until you are safely parked up and the engine switched off.

Our Instructors

"We Don't Follow Standards....We Set Them"

Ray O' Connor

Approved Driving Instructor

Business Owner & CEO of

1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL

After I retired in October 2010 from the Permanent Defence Forces having served over 22.5 years, I realised it was time to put the skills and knowledge that I had acquired over the years as an accident free Army Driver to some good use, and decided upon a career of teaching people how to drive, and getting them up to a standard that would enable them to pass their driving test. This would ensure total independence from the fact of having to be accompanied at all times by a qualified full licence driver and thereby setting them up for the future.

Approved Driving Instructor Permit
ADI Certificate Of Registration

David O' Connor

Trainee Approved Driving Instructor

David is my 22 year old son and he will be joining the business in the near future. He passed his Driving Test on his 1st attempt way back in 

May 2017 and has his full licence now 4 years.

He is currently in the process of undergoing his Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) training and has just recently completed and passed his ADI Stage 1 Theory Test and is now due to sit his ADI Stage 2 Driving Test shortly in Athlone. I am hoping he will be fully qualified to give lessons by December or January of 2022, depending on the current COVID-19 restrictions. I'm really excited and so looking forward to him coming on board and I have no doubt that with his soft calm approach, will prove a very valuable asset to 

1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL

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