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Interpretation and application

In these terms and conditions (the “Conditions”) “we”, “us” or “our” means Clontarf Driving Academy or CDA and “you” or “your” means you the customer.

Please read these Conditions in full as they set out the complete terms upon which we have agreed to provide, and you have agreed to obtain, driving tuition from us.

We and your Instructor reserve the right to charge for any lessons affected by your failure to comply with any of these Conditions.

About your Instructor

All of Our Instructors are licensed to carry on business as driving instructors and have obtained such licenses from the appropriate authorities.


Tuition is only available to persons who meet the following criteria:

Aged 17 and over and

Who hold a valid REPUBLIC OF IRELAND “learner permit” (“Licence”); and

Who are legally entitled to drive in the THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND.

Your responsibilities

If you take lessons, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the appropriate Licence and the Licence must be presented to your Instructor prior to the commencement of your tuition.

Your Instructor reserves the right to refuse to provide you with tuition or to cancel any lessons you have agreed to or booked, without liability, if you fail to provide him/her with the Licence prior to your first lesson.

You and Your Instructor are responsible for arranging the date, time, pick-up location and duration of your lessons.

You will treat your Instructor with respect and follow your Instructor’s reasonable instructions, particularly with regard to matters affecting your health and safety.

Your instructor’s responsibility

Your instructor will:

Provide you with driving tuition at the hourly rate communicated to you from time to time;

Recommend what are, in their opinion, the most appropriate training methods and aids to help you study for your theory and test;

Design a course of lessons to match your specific driving and learning needs from your first lesson right through to your practical test;

Provide you with lessons which will last such other duration as you and your Instructor will agree in advance;

Provide a presentable, modern, properly maintained and dual controlled CDA branded car for each lesson;

Recommend, where appropriate, advanced courses to help you develop your skills for: motorway driving, driving in extreme weather conditions etc.;

Give you relevant feedback during your lesson and record your development at the end of each lesson;

Monitor your progress, advise and recommend what is, in their opinion, the appropriate time to book your mock practical test and once it has been agreed between you both, apply for your practical driving test and where required, they will advise whether it should be subsequently rescheduled;

Provide training on a one-to-one basis with no other learner in the car;

Honour the full time booked for each lesson, which should include an introduction, practical training and a debrief at the end of your lesson;

At all times conduct themselves in a professional manner including:

  • being courteous and considerate to you
  • avoiding physical contact except in an emergency
  • not smoking during Your lessons
  • restricting mobile phone use to emergencies or for your benefit;

Reserve the right to cancel a lesson or finish a lesson early on grounds of road safety;

Not discriminate against you and will always abide by the law;

Endeavour to be on time at the agreed pick-up point and be available for the full duration of the lesson booking, subject to any circumstances beyond their control;

Endeavour to give you two working days notice (excluding Bank Holidays) should a lesson need to be rescheduled;

Respond professionally to any worries or issues that you may have and try to resolve them to your satisfaction.

If Your Instructor is for whatever reason unable to comply with their obligations to you, both we and your Instructor reserve the right to arrange for an alternative CDA Instructor to provide you with some or all of your driving tuition. We will use our best endeavours to notify you or the alternative instructor who will provide you with your tuition.

If we or your Instructor are unable to arrange for an alternative Instructor to provide your driving tuition, or in the event of a mechanical breakdown of the vehicle in which You have been learning to drive, or for any other reason, the Instructor reserves the right to rearrange your lessons for a time convenient to both you and the instructor.

Lesson Cancellation Policy

You must give your instructor at least two working days notice (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays) (the “Minimum Notice”) if you wish to cancel or rearrange a driving lesson, otherwise you will be liable to pay for 100% of the lesson fee.

You must give us the Minimum Notice if you wish to cancel or rearrange any lesson otherwise you will be liable for 100% of the lesson fee.

Where you have pre-paid for any lesson but fail to attend or provide the Minimum Notice to cancel or rearrange the lesson, it will be counted as lesson taken for the purposes of the lesson cancellation policy and you will be liable for the lesson fee.

You will not be able to sell or transfer any driving lessons which you have pre-paid for to any third party, without obtaining our prior consent.


If you are taking driving lessons, your Instructor will carry the appropriate motor insurance, should you be involved in a collision as a learner driver whilst in control of driving the Instructor’s tuition vehicle.

Price Changes

We reserve the right to change the price of tuition, at any time.

Non-Block Booked Tuition

The price of lessons that have not been pre-paid (as part of a block booking consisting of a minimum 10 hours worth of tuition time (“Block Booking”) may be changed at any time. you will receive prior notice of any price increases.

Block Booked Tuition

The cost of Block Booked tuition is based on the lesson price in force at the time that the booking is made and will be honoured for a period of 6 months from the date of the booking. If you fail to use a minimum of 50% of Your Block Booked tuition within the first 6 months of the booking date, we reserve the right to increase the price of any unused tuition time.

Special Offers

We also reserve the right to introduce (and to withdraw) special offers from time to time. Such offers will not affect the price of Block Bookings unless it is expressly stated within the offer. These terms and conditions shall apply to the special offers, in each to the particular terms of the offer, which shall be published on our Website.


You must pay for Vouchers or lesson(s) in advance.

Limitation of Liability

We do not have and shall not have any liability to you in relation to any injury, loss or damage arising from the use of the tuition vehicle or from the facts or omissions of your Instructor or any other one of our Instructors.

We will not in any event be liable for any losses relating to any business interests that you may have including but not limited to loss of profits, business, loss of opportunity or any business interruptions or delays that you may incur. This does not apply to any claim you may have for personal injury or death and nothing in these Conditions will affect Your statutory rights.

We do not guarantee to provide or procure the provision of any of the services referred to in these Conditions if we are prevented from doing so in circumstances beyond our reasonable control, including without limitations, the activities of civil government authorities, third party industrial disputes, internal industrial disputes where we have taken the reasonable steps to prevent the effects of such action on any of the services set out in these Conditions but have been unable to do so; acts of God, or severe weather conditions We reserve the right to make reasonable changes to the services referred to in these Conditions and to these Conditions for any reason We deem necessary.

Where we do make any such changes, we will give you reasonable notice of the changes. If as a direct result of such changes the services we provide to you are substantially varied to your detriment, and where we are satisfied of the same, you may cancel your agreement with us by giving not less than 30 days’ notice in writing to our address below.

Any refunds that you may be entitled to will be dealt with in accordance with our refund policy.

Contact us

Clontarf Driving Academy, 69 Hollybrook Grove, Clontarf, Dublin 3