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"Thanks for your help and patience, You are not only a driving instructor, but a friend aswell, I'd always be a provisional driver without you. I would highly recommend you to anyone. Best of luck in the future my friend"
Darren O' Hara, 7 Limetree Ave,  Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

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"Thanks a lot Ray for all your help. I couldn’t have done it without you. Delighted I got a first time pass, can't recommend you enough. Best of luck to you in the future".
Anthony Mullin, 1 Castle Drive, Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

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"Passed My test today with help from Ray, A great teacher and also good craic, Would highly recommend!"
Deaglan Allen, Sweep Road, Rathmore, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Ray is a great instructor. He was always patient, and over the course of the EDT lessons he corrected me on any bad habits that I had. I would highly recommend him for your lessons. Thanks again Ray"
Glen Behan, Coolelan, Rathangan, Co. Kildare.

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"Ray you make the impossible possible! I had so many bad habits. Ray worked his magic and managed to get rid of all my bad habits which I thought was a nearly impossible task! Great man to crack jokes I must say ! Cannot thank him enough when I passed my test first time with flying colours".
Luke Douglas, Kilmurray Lodge, Enfield, Co. Meath.

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"I cannot highly recommend Ray enough. He is a fantastic instructor and is very honest with you which is very important"
Eoin McCann,  Coolaghy, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Ray is fantastic instructor, a great friend and I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to pass their test first time!! Thanks Ray, will miss our chats! Good luck " 
Natalia Sojka, 53 Castlegate, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Ray was a great teacher throughout all lessons. He gave me some great advice and helped me on passing my exam in first try."
Kacper Jan Kapturkiewicz, 8 Chancery Park Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"Ray was great. He was extremely helpful and patient. He managed to help me pass the test first time, become a much better driver than when I started, all while having a good laugh too. Couldn't recommend him enough. Thanks again Ray!"
Gary Byrne, Lough Gate, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Ray was a great driving instructor boosted my confidence and prepared me well for the driving test. Helped me get out of bad habits and got my test first time. Thanks for everything Ray."
Adrian Nowak, 42 Árd Na Gréine, Cloncollog, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"I had very little driving experience when beginning my lessons. However thanks to Ray’s patience and guidance I had no problem passing my test first time. Thanks Ray!"
Cian Dunne, 32 Castlegate, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"I started with Ray back in October, having little experience driving. Ray was fantastic in being able to manage my lessons as I was in boarding school for the period in which I was completing my EDT course. He could always fit me in to his schedule even though i had very specific times. He clamped down on my bad habits straight away and as soon as he would see an ounce of them creeping back into my driving he would ensure to correct and help me. Starting my EDT I'd never had thought that I would have been able to pass my test in six months time but with Rays help he brought me to the standard and surpassed it all while having a great laugh. I passed my test on the first go on the 11/06/2018 and I couldn't have done it without Ray. I would 100% recommend Ray to anyone who wants to pass their test and reach their full potential as a driver." 
Lucas Culliton, Abahi- Lea, Lea, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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So after an initial struggle to grasp driving, I finally got the hang of it and passed my test first time. Ray is an excellent instructor who will stick with you right until the end. He waited while I completed the test and it was a great moment to tell him I had passed.
Aoife Kirwan, 57 St. Mary's Tce, Portarlington, Co. Offaly.

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"Ray was great throughout all my lessons. Very professional and got me my test first time . Thanks again Ray for all your great help".
Steven Mooney, 6 Glebe Court, Rathangan, Co. Kildare.

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"Ray was brilliant. He got me through my driving test first time. Couldn't fault him on anything, he was great. Thanks."
Wayne Carroll, 19 St. Patrick's Tce, Portarlington, Co. Offaly.

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"Honestly thank you so much Ray. The route I went on yesterday we had practiced on almost all of it so I was aware of the roundabouts with different layouts etc.  Without that I would have panicked and I would not have passed" 
Laura Henderson, 2 Sandy Lane, Ballymorris Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Thank you so much Ray for all your patience and all your help. I genuinely couldn't see myself passing a driving test, let alone passing on my first test. It's incredible what you can achieve when you have a good teacher. I'm so grateful to you. Thank you for your encouragement every week and all the chats and the laughs."
Aisling Madden, 40 Avondale, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"I was the most nervous person ever during the driving lessons and while waiting for the test. Ray, I cannot thank you enough for everything. Specially for your patience, support and encouragement all the times I wanted to give up. I will never forget - "GOSH and Position is everything"!!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!"
Roseanne McGuinness, Shandra Woods, Portarlington, Co. Offaly.

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"Thanks for today Ray. I really appreciate all your help" -  
Adetayo Damilola Johnson, The Oaks, Kilnacourt Woods, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"When I started my driving lessons with Ray I didn't know how to drive at all. When I began driving I was extremely nervous and had no confidence as a driver. After my lessons with Ray I gained confidence and my driving started to improve greatly. Recently I passed my driving test first time and I would highly recommend Ray for anyone to pass their test. Thank You Ray!"
Birgit Kvell, Esker Hills, Portlaoisie, Co. Laois.

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"Thank you so much Ray. I am so happy."
Saulius Braciska, 67 The Glen, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Absolutely delighted finally bagged myself a full licence  huge thanks to Ray for the lessons couldn't have done it without you. Highly recommend this man if your looking to pass your driving test and you be sure to have a laugh along the way  thanks again Ray." 
Linda Keller, Clonmalire Close, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Don't even know where to start! Ray is brilliant! I never thought I could pass the test and thanks to Ray I passed today! Every lesson paid off and the warm up  lesson before the test put me at ease. Not only does he teach you how to drive and how to knock all your bad habits, but he is a great laugh along the way too. Can not recommend him enough! Thanks for everything Ray."
Michelle Fitzpatrick, Hybla, Monasterevin,  Co. Kildare.

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"An absolute gentlemen. No complaints about Ray what so ever. Got me through my driving test on the 1st attempt and would just like to say thanks Ray".
Seán Molloy, Tinnycross, Tullamore,  Co. Offaly.

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"I cannot recommend 1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL enough. Ray is an absolute gent, and a fantastic teacher. If you want to pass your test and become a better driver go with 1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL.  It's as simple as that. Thanks again Ray. It's  been a pleasure. 
Barry Byrne, St. Brigid's Square, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Thank you very much Ray. I still remember when I first started, I had no idea about driving at all, nor any confidence that I would make it through the test. And I wasn't a very good student because I've had some big gaps in between lessons. But Ray had all the patience and teaching skills that helped me get through the difficult times. Thanks again Ray, I couldn't have done it without you."
Ming Cao, 1 Castlelea Ave, Lansdowne, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"I just want to say thanks to Ray, for everything. He is the best! Thanks for all  your patience with me. Having driven on 2 continents, getting rid of all of my bad habits, was a massive undertaking, and you did it! Thanks for helping me pass the test today!!
Austin Grehan, Mountrath, Co. Laois.

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"Just want to say thank you to Ray O'Connor for the hours of lessons spent teaching me to drive from the very beginning, which has now led to me passing my driving test first time! There is not a chance that this could have been accomplished without the help of Ray himself. Absolute gent, and certainly good at what he does. I would recommend 1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL to anyone who wants proper preparation for their driving test. Thanks again Ray. Still delighted." 
Pádraig Murphy, Canal Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"I want to say a massive thank you to Ray for all his time and hard work he has put in with me over the past few months. Today was my first time doing the driving test and because of him I passed first go! I could not have done this without all his help. I am going to miss the craic we used to have in the car.. always such a laugh! Thanks a million again Ray! Keep up the good work"
Shane Kiernan, 46 Clanmalire Close, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Thank you so much Ray for all the support and patience you gave to me during my driving lessons. The thoughts of the M50 would still terrify me if wasn't for you. Love always xx"
Claire Mooney, 6 Glebe Court, Rathangan, Co. Kildare.

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"It was a great day today. Passed my driving test for the first time with my graduation that night. It was a lot of hard work preparing for the test but it paid off. Brilliant instructor. Very patient and I ended up passing my test in 1 year. Keep up the good work Dad"
David O' Connor, 21 Station Court, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Thanks Ray for all the hard work, it has certainly paid off. My message to those out there looking for an instructor, no second thoughts with Ray, he is the coach you are looking for. Keep up the good work. Thanks and all the best"
Ola Hassan, The Sycamores, Kilnacourt Woods, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Delighted to have passed my driving test first time.Many thanks to Ray for his professionalism and patience,and I would highly recommend him to anybody looking for lessons. Ray will give you every chance to do well" 
Viorel Copceanu,  202 Sycamore, Edenderry, Co. Offaly.

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"It was a pleasure to take my driving lessons with Ray. He is a fantastic instructor, patient, professional and very friendly. Ray quickly & easily managed to correct my bad habits when I started taking lessons with him, while giving me the confidence I needed. Passed my test straight away thanks to him. Highly recommended".
Kevin Canavan, Ballycurrin, Headford, Co. Galway.

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"Great day today. Passed my driving test first time 1 day before my 18th birthday. Want to say a huge thank u to the best driving instructor EVER Ray at 1 Rock Solid Driving School, Portarlington.  What a lovely patient man. Could never have done it without Ray. I went from driving around the train station car park to passing my test in 6 months because of Ray, what a man "
Rachel Downey, Morette, Emo, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

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"I started my EDT lessons with Ray near the end of January this year and although I was a complete beginner, Ray really helped me to develop good driving habits. I was silly enough not to practice until a week before my test after a long gap but Ray saved the day and I couldn't have done it without his help during the 2 hour lessons in Tullamore. Thanks again Ray for helping me pass my test first time and good luck in the future!"
Leon Forristal, Brockra, Ballyfin, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

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"Just want to say thanks a million Ray for everything throughout the past year. You have the patience of a saint. I first met Ray this time last year when I started my 12 EDT Lessons. I had no clue about cars and we started off in the train station car park where I learned how to get the car moving. I really love a challenge but Ray really threw me into the deep end as on my second lesson, he had me driving to Killenard. Ray told me he'd take a chance on me and every time I doubted myself, he was quick to knock that out of me. I can't recommend Ray enough, he manages to get every task done while creating a relaxed environment. He has eyes like a hawk and I can assure you he won't miss a thing. I can't thank Ray enough for helping me get my greatest achievement to date." 
Aoife Guinan, 15 Barrow View, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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Ray I can't thank you enough. There's no doubt in my mind that I would never have passed my test without your confidence and belief in me. Thank you so so much and I could not recommend you enough!!!
Carrie Thompson, Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

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"From day one I really enjoyed lessons with Ray. He always had a laugh with you while simultaneously watching you like a hawk. He misses nothing when it comes to your driving, I swear he has eyes in the back of his head. He's very fair in what he expects from you week to week. If he feels your're not practicing enough to better your driving skills, he'll call you out on it but he'll also give you lots of praise when you've improved. I enjoyed every single one of my lessons with him, the environment he makes in the car is great for learning, it feels like you're  just driving around with a friend who knows his craft really well. I would strongly recommend him to anyone and very much recommend doing one of his mock tests. I feel I wouldn't have passed first time if it wasn't for the mock test. It prepares you for the horrible silence you get during your test and not to get too worked up on your mistakes. I honestly can't describe how much it helped. Thanks a million for the help Ray, you were absolutely brilliant the whole time and enjoyed the whole experience. Not only did you teach me how to drive, but some great sayings too haha. Best of luck".
John Neale, Clonmore, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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 "Oh where do I start to explain this man. I suppose the beginning is always best. I sat my test almost 3 years ago and failed miserably in Portlaoise.  I was previously doing lessons with a long time instructor in Portlaoise before my test which I won't name and he was the most un-professional man I have ever came across. Always talking on his phone and only telling you where to turn at the last minute and then when off the phone, giving out because you didn't take the turn right. I probably would have, if given enough direction as to where I was supposed to go, but look, long story short, I failed. Move on 3 years later, the first attempt shocked my confidence in doing it again, but I needed it and swore I wouldn't be using the first clown for lessons again, I always seen the Rock Solid Driving School car around town and looked at the website loads of times trying to build up the courage to do it, so I finally booked my test again and rang Ray for my first lesson, and God I did not realise just how bad my last instructor was until I sat in a car with this man. The attention to detail, the way he explains things, never seen his phone in his hand once and just the laugh you have with him along the way is great "best man for the one liners" but after taking his instructions and listening to what he thought was the next best thing to do, I passed my test today in Tullamore with an absolute clean sheet. Not one fault to report and I can not thank you enough Ray and to whoever is reading this, I cannot recommend this man enough."
Gavin Farley, Killimy, Emo, Co. Laois.

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"I want to thank you so much Ray for all your hard work in getting me ready for the test. I was so nervous but you kept telling me everything was going to be alright. I am so happy. Thank you again so so much"
Kashmira Zahoor, 30 Rinuccini, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

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"I passed my driving test today thanks to Ray. Everything he taught me paid off. Thanks for that Ray."
Declan Kiernan, 9 Clanmalire Crescent,  Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Today is definitely one of my happiest days having passed my driving test after three attempts. Thanks to Ray for giving me the confidence that I needed and making me understand what the driving test is all about and making me a better driver henceforth. I can't recommend Ray enough. He is an amazing instructor."
Jennifer Iwuagwu, 49 Oakfield, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"I had tried for the full license 5 times and failed, today on my first attempt with Ray I am delighted to say I passed. I honestly would not have been able to do so without him as he helped me get rid of all my bad habits and put everything straight to the point. Very enjoyable and easy to work/learn with and would highly recommend to anyone.. Thanks again Ray you are simply the best."
Maureen Henry, 24 St. Joseph's Tce, Portarlington, Co. Offaly.

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"Having started my EDT lessons back in October 2015 with Ray, the last few months have been nothing but a pleasure as well as being very beneficial for me. His guidance and continuous instruction most definitely had a major role to play in passing my test on my first attempt. The pre-test lesson before hand made all the difference and put me at ease from the start. It has been an enjoyable last few months and I would recommend Ray to anyone hoping to pass first time round. Thanks again Ray." 
Niamh Kennedy, Orchard, Timahoe, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

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"I passed my driving test on the 23rd of June 2016 on my first attempt and I can safely say Ray played a major role in this. I started driving in January and Ray helped me all the way. He made sure I had no bad habits and that I was consistent throughout my driving. He was always helpful, chatty and just a great teacher. Thanks again Ray."
Ciaran McManus, Clonmalire Crescent, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Today I passed my driving test on my first attempt! Thank you so so much Ray! I couldn't have done it without you! Not only is Ray the craziest driving instructor around, but he is also the best ! Ray is such a funny and genuine man, and I would recommend him to any student who is looking to pass their test the first time round! Again thank you so much Ray"
Karina McLoughlin, Bracklone Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"As they say, 3 times the charm, well that goes for myself anyway and driving tests. I wanna give a massive thank you to Ray for helping me pass my test. From the first lesson we had, he explained everything clearly and made me very relaxed  in the car. There was always good banter and a laugh to be had and a joke was never far away. I would highly recommend Ray to anybody who is looking to pass their driving test and learn the rules of the road to a very high level. Very professional and friendly atmosphere created."
Conor Fitzgerald, Riversdale, Hanover Road, Carlow.

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"Thank you so much Ray for helping me get my full license. Especially first time in Portlaoise!! Wouldn't have been able to do it without you, not just literally lol. You helped me so much and explained everything so well. You prepared me from day 1 for the test and what to expect and you were always accommodating to make sure I got what I needed from the lessons and I was fully prepared for taking on the big test! I hope you do well with your future endeavours, and I wish you all the best !! I will certainly pass you on to anyone looking for an ADI. You were the best. You really knew what you were talking about and you had such interest in making sure that not only was I a safe driver but a good driver and that I was confident! Thank you so much."
Emma Mooney, 30 Jessop Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

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"I am sure that I was one of Ray's youngest students and was very impressed with his thorough preparation and professionalism throughout my EDT course.The fact that he broke everything down and took such a personal interest made preparation for the test much easier. I would highly recommend 1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL to anyone who wants to pass their test." 
Eoghan Briody, Garryvacum, Ballybrittas, Co. Laois.

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"Hey Ray. Thanks a million for helping me get my full licence. I will definitely recommend you to anyone doing their driving test. You kept everything simple and broke everything down so it was easier to understand. I honestly couldn't have done it without you. Thanks again Ray."
Marcus Flood, Rutmore Cottage, Kilmore, Carbury, Co. Kildare.

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"Hey Ray. Thank you so much for helping me get my full licence. You're a fantastic instructor, so patient and a great motivator. You really put my nerves at ease as you're so easy to get along with and a great laugh. All the lessons were enjoyable. I honestly would not have passed without your help. I would highly recommend you to everyone I know. Thanks again Ray".
Karen Porter, 38 Assumpta Tce, Portarlington, Co. Offaly.

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"Thanks very much Ray for helping me to pass my test in Portlaoise! Through all the lessons you were always really clear in explaining things and always very patient. You helped me build up a lot of confidence in myself as well. I would highly recommend Ray to any learner driver. Thanks again Ray".
John McCauley, Church Crescent, Athy, Co. Kildare.

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"Hi Ray, Thanks very much. I'm really happy I passed my test after 6 lessons with you. Could not have done it without you. Will definitely recommend you to anyone who needs driving lessons."
Roger Schoenstaedt, 16C, Parkside, Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

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"Hey Ray, I was so happy today when I passed the test first time. It would not be possible without your patience and motivation. From the beginning we had a lot of laughs together during the lessons. Cheers Ray, you are a fantastic driving instructor. I will recommend you anytime. Wish you all the best in the future with your business. Good Luck Ray."
Krzysztof Rabczak, 2 Limefield, Clonminch, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"Huge thanks for being an amazing instructor! Would highly recommend 1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL, from only beginning lessons 3 months ago to passing my test first time today, it's been one great journey. Whoever thought learning to drive would actually be enjoyable? Well Ray makes it possible. Best in the country. Thanks Ray!"
Sarah Hurley, 4 Rathmiles Ave, Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Where other instructors failed, Ray succeeded. I didn't think in a million years I'd pass but Ray made sure of it. The personal interest he takes in each students success is unrivalled and gave me the confidence to do what I thought was impossible. Thank you Ray!" 
Adrian Murphy, Apt 3, 64 Grove Park, Rathmines, Dublin 6.

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"Absolutely fantastic teacher. You made me feel so relaxed and comfortable taking lessons. Having sat my test in Portlaoise years ago and failing, I was absolutely petrified of doing it again but you had every faith in me. I would highly recommend you to anyone who has a test coming up or anyone starting to drive. Thanks for believing I could pass today because I wouldn't have done it without you, and you'll never have to hear me say "I feel sick" ever again".
Amanda Hughes, 40 Station Court, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Just want to say a huge thanks to Ray for putting up with me over the last year and a half and for helping me pass my driving test 1st time. Would highly recommend Ray and 1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL to anyone starting to drive"
Ciarán Behan, 1 Tannery Row, Tannery Wharf, Rathangan, Co. Kildare.

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"I would like to thank Ray for all his expert help to transform me from a beginner with bad habits to passing my full license first time. Couldn't have done it without him. And for those thinking of getting lessons 1 ROCK SOLID is the place to come. Again thank you Ray very much."
Morgan Ferriter, 5 Foxcroft Ave, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Thank you Ray for being a very patient and excellent instructor who gave me the confidence and preparation I needed to pass my driving test! I felt at immediate ease with your friendly personality. I recommend 1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL and Ray to anyone searching for someone who is 100% dedicated to his students."
Arun Karukamalil Joseph, 6 Broomville Court, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

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"Passed on my first try! Thanks to Ray for his patience and great lessons. He genuinely cares and wants us all to pass first time. He is very knowledgeable and easy going in the car. I highly recommend 1RS to those wanting to rid the L! Ray is with you every step of the way on test day!  Thanks again! -
Dr. Rebecca McMackin, 29 The Old Mill, Tara Street, Tullamore.Co. Offaly.

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"Thanks very much Ray. No.1 Instructor in the Country. Best man going." 
Jakub Wasowicz, 16 Riverside, Portarlington, Co. Offaly.

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"I passed my test today first time.  I can't believe it. Thank's Ray for good lessons of driving.  I will recommend 1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL to anyone who has to do their lessons. Thanks again Ray." 
Singa Visockiene, 1 Colliers Brook, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"Omg omg I just passed. Couldn't have done it without you Ray. You've been the best instructor. When I messed up during practice, you continually gave me the courage to continue. I'm so glad I took my lessons with you. I would definitely be recommending you to all my L friends. A BIG THUMBS UP TO 1RS."
Florence Ajayi, 50 The Sycamores, Edenderry, Co. Offaly.

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"Passed my test today first time! Couldn't have done it without all the help from Ray and would definitely recommend him to anyone trying to pass the test first time. Would like to say a big thanks to Ray!" 
Colm Kinsella, Annamoe, Portarlington, Co. Offaly.

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"Just passed my test. Could not have done it without Ray, Highly recommended, and a top guy, and unlike any other ADI he sets the standard and helps you adopt good habits. 1 ROCK SOLID THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!" 
Jonathan Connolly, 24 Aghnaharna Drive, Stradbally Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

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"Just passed my driving test today first time. Wouldn't have been done without Ray, Would recommend him to anyone. 
Big thanks again Ray."
Barry Higgins, River Meadow, Ballymorris, Portlaoise Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Yesterday I passed my driving test and to be honest I could not have done it without Ray. He was a fantastic Instructor for my twelve lessons. I would like to thank you so much for everything. I would highly recommend 1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL to anyone who has to do their lessons. Thanks Ray. xx" 
Janet Coogan, Moyle Abbey, Crookstown, Ballitore, Co. Kildare.

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"Thanks Ray for everything... without your patience and understanding,  I would have never passed the test if it wasn't for you and your teaching methods.  All your sayings " hell no, or damn or FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD" got stuck in my head and everything else you did has stuck with me... so thank you for everything... You Rock 1 Rock Solid... best patient instructor ever, Thank you for the best lessons ever. Much appreciated." 
Tamsyn Van Balderen, 6 Chancery Park Green, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"Ray is top man. Had been a learner for over ten years and passed my test with him first time today. I didn't realise I had so many bad habits but Ray got me sorted very quickly and easily. I felt very relaxed with him, and his teaching methods are fantastic. I can't thank Ray enough and if you're taking a test or lessons then he's your man. THANK YOU SO MUCH."
Paul Curley, 7, Hill 60, Mountmellick, Co. Laois.

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"So thankful to Ray for all he has taught me. Had been a learner driver for years and developed a lot of bad habits. But Ray had me up to speed in no time. Passed my test with him first time. I can't say enough good things about Ray. He's an absolute gentleman and a brilliant instructor. His lessons flew by, he has a great systematic approach coupled with superb knowledge. This promoted confidence and completeness in me prior to my test. He has that quality that all great teachers have, he can get across his point to you and make you understand it very easily. He genuinely cares about his students and showed up on the day to accompany me to the test and he waited for me to come back. If you are doing your test, do it with Ray, no better man. Thanks for everything." 
Dr. Eamonn McMackin, 29 The Old Mill, Tara Street, Tullamore.Co. Offaly.

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"Full licence in the bag. So delighted. No more L plates or lessons. Whoop whoop. And it's all thanks to Ray O' Connor and 1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL.  Was a ball of nerves going out doing my test but thanks to Ray it was passed 1st time :D !!! I would recommend Ray to everybody and anybody that's thinking of driving. Such a brilliant instructor and wouldn't have passed without his help.  Thanks again Ray !!. "Awh hell no "
Glenn Morrison, Mill Cottage, Mill Lane, Walsh Island, Co. Offaly.

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"I had been a learner driver for 6 years and with that I picked up all the bad habits!!. Ray was very patient and explained things in a nice calm friendly manner .The lessons flew in as Ray makes you feel very comfortable on the road and teaches in a format that nervous drivers would be at ease. I’m happy to say I passed with flying colours from the tools in which Ray explained and showed. I’d highly recommend Ray from new drivers to experienced drivers that need to get that full drivers licence."
Heather Troy, 55 Heather Grove, Clara, Co. Offaly.

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"Thank you so much teacher Ray. I am so happy and I will give your number to my friends. I can't believe that I passed my test. Thank you so much."
Sarrah Sid Ahmad, 3 Chancery Lane, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"Thank you so much Ray for helping me to pass my driving test. Thank you for your patience and support for driving test. I still cannot believe that I did it. I am very very happy. You are the best teacher, thank you so much." 
Sigita Misiukeviciute, 27 Oakfield, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"Would like to say a huge thanks to Ray. Can't recommend him enough. He is an absolutely brilliant instructor. Done all my lessons with him and he was more than helpful in each and every one. Even on the day of my test he was there every step. Having him there on the day gave me great confidence. Thanks for all your help Ray, I'll be recommending you to all my friends and family."
Wayne Kerry, 30 Clanmalire Close, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Thanks Ray for all your help. There is no way I would have passed that test without it. I was so nervous. I told you if I passed, that I would give you a bonus of €50.00, and I did. It was worth it. Great start to the long weekend. Thanks again Ray."
Seamus (James) Brophy, Main Street, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"I wouldn't know where to begin. I booked my driving test without any lessons whatsoever. After doing the introductory class, Ray got me to push my test out another month. Did 7 lessons including all the manoeuvres and a mock test the day before the test. I failed my mock test with Ray but he was very kind and only had the best intentions in mind. After knocking off my bad habits and telling me where I was going wrong, I passed the test first time round today. I could go on all day about Ray and how amazing he was. You just have to see for yourself. So don't think twice about giving him a ring. Gave him a massive hug walking out the test centre. Best teacher I ever had." 
Caleb Ajayi, 50 The Sycamores, Edenderry, Co. Offaly.

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"Today was a big day for me. After I learned driving with Ray, I passed my driving test today. I was a real beginner of driving. Ray taught me lots of skills on how to be a good driver. i have to say, he is very good at his job. if you want to pass your driving test, he and his driving school would be a great choice. As a driving instructor, he is really really good. So i would  honestly tell you, if you want to learn how to  drive, he is the best. He can save you time to pass your driving test. Thanks Ray for the great teaching. if you want to learn how to drive, I would like to recommend Ray. he is a great instructor. Good luck to everyone. Thanks."
Yuan (Declan) Yao, Herb House, William Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"Where do I start?  Ray is not only a driving instructor, he is a genuine man that cares about all his students, Ray stuck with me from the start. It was a hard journey with lots of hard work but it all paid off today when I passed my test first time!! Thank you so much Ray, I would highly recommend Ray as he will stick with you until the very end. Thank you so so much Ray❤️ Best wishes!"
Stephanie Mooney, Clonmoyle, Rathangan, Co. Kildare.

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"Ray is a great instructor. He really helped me gain confidence in my driving ability and to prepare for the test . After having failed 3 times with other instructors I lost hope until I met Ray who helped me a lot. I enjoyed my time with you. Thank you so much Ray. I have passed my test and will recommend you to all my "L" friends. Keep up with your great work. You are the best. Thanks a million".
Magdallen (Maggie) Mulimbika Gerasch, Newtown Rahan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"Thank you so much for all your help Ray. We had a good laugh during them 12 lessons and they helped me a lot to pass my test first time. All I want to say is that you are a good teacher and I want to thank you for helping me get through. Thanks Ray". 
Patryk Karaban, 10 Grand Canal Court, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"Thank you very much Ray for the training and all the preparation and your support for my driving test. They were all very helpful. I passed first time. Thank you very much."
Taiwo Grace Ayeni, 14 Lansdown Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Dear teacher Ray. I would like to let you know that I passed the driving test and would like to thank you for all your help and supporting me. God bless".
Naeema Ilshibane, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"I want to thank you Ray for your help and patience with my driver training. You are very good at mixing constructive criticism and explanations in your training. Thanks again, and I will keep your card and recommend you when I can".
Joseph Maher, Market Square, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois.

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"Thanks so much for everything Ray. Having failed my driving test the first time it took me a while to work up the courage to do it again! So when I got my driving test date this time I decided to contact Ray and I am so glad I did. Ray is an excellent driving instructor who really goes above and beyond for his students. I'm delighted I passed my driving test and I couldn't have done it without his help and encouragement! I would highly recommend Ray to anyone, thanks again!"
Karen Kehoe, Old Pound, Ballybrittas, Co. Laois.

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"Hi Ray. Thank you so much for all your help, patience and guidance while I was preparing to do my test. I really appreciate it. Ray shows true professionalism throughout the lessons and ensures you are fully prepared before you do the test. Thanks again Ray for everything."
Michelle Allen, Rathleash, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Absolutely delighted!!! Thank's a million Ray. With your help and guidance I was able to pass first go. I would highly recommend Ray if you are going for your full licence. He breaks it down in an easy to understand way and by the time your test comes around you would be able to do it blindfolded. If that isn't enough to convince you, just look at the massive list of amazing testimonials. I highly recommend doing the mock test with Ray also because he knows exactly what the examiner is looking for on the real thing. Thanks again Ray for all you help." 
Graham Claffey, 2 College View, Rahan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"Hi Ray,  I just would like to say a million thanks for helping me pass my driving test, First try.  I was so happy and still can not believe that i did it. Thank you so much for all your support. And I would highly recommend Ray to anyone as a true professional instructor.  Thanks again Ray."
Evelina Arlauskaite, 169 Church Hill, Church Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"Just want to let you know,Ray, you're a legend! Thank you so much for teaching me to drive so well that I got my licence on the first attempt.You helped me believe in my ability. I love driving because of you. Thank you."
Lisa Marie Kivikoski, 63 Whitehall, Daingean Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"Just passed my test first time! Only one blue aswell which is purely down to Ray's teaching! I had no experience with a manual car whatsoever before i staterd my lessons and by the end of my lessons with Ray, the test seemed easy! I'd strongly recommend Ray for anybody looking to do their lessons and even though I never want to see him and that test centre again, now that I have my full, I'm glad i picked him as my instructor! Sound Ray!!!"
Liam O' Sullivan, 7 Killenard, Co. Laois.

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"Wow, where do I start? I met Ray last November, I had been with a few different driving instructors but hadn't gotten on the best with them and my 1st attempt at my test was rapidly approaching so my friend Stacy recommended Ray. Unfortunately due to my nerves and lack of time with Ray, I failed. Second time around as soon as I booked my test I gave Ray a call and we got started. It was hard because I had lots of habits to break and I definitely gave him more than one fright!!! But Ray is a very patient man and very encouraging! We had lots of laughs throughout our lessons and got the work done too! It has all been worth it in the end because today I got my Full Licence!!!! I would never have managed it without Ray! If you are looking for the best driving instructor who will invest time and energy on you achieving a pass on your driving test then give Ray a call! You won't regret it! Thanks so much Ray. You are a Star!!!!"
Áine Bradley, Whiteforge, Durrow, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"Last Monday I was sitting staring at my license which was due to expire in the first week of October so before I had a chance to back out I booked a driving test for the following Wednesday. My next step was to google instructors and with a few tabs open, music started playing from nowhere I figured out it was coming from Ray's webpage. I suddenly seen all the testimonials of people who passed their test with Ray and I was impressed so again I picked up the phone and before I could back out I called Ray and explained the situation that I was due to sit my 3rd test in a weeks time, We arranged to meet up for a 2 hour introduction lesson then we had 6 more after. I gelled with Ray straight away he adapted to my way of thinking, he actually taught me and gave me tips that no other instructor had done before for the first time in all my years of driving I didn't feel as If I was just thrown out expected to teach myself, Ray was with me all the way he kept telling me "you can do this, this here is your trophy (full license) come and get it", so this morning 3rd time lucky I walked in prepared and confident. repeating Ray's sayings and rhymes in my head and walked out with my certificate in my hand, and it was all thanks to Ray. His faith and help got me what I wanted in such a short space of time. I will be recommending Ray to people due to sit their tests... Thanks Ray!!! "Always follow the yellow brick road" 
Caroline Carroll, 6 Brookfield Rise, Ballycue, Geashill, Co. Offaly.

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"It was an absolute pleasure to work with Ray. I came to Ray EIGHT days ago with only THREE weeks driving experience and I managed to pass my test today all thanks to Ray. He is an excellent instructor and is a real pro at teaching. He tells it as it is and is very encouraging and helpful. He is very flexible with arranging days and times for lessons. I did the mock driving test with Ray and it was invaluable to me and really helped me prepare for my test. There is no doubt in my mind that I never would have passed this test without Ray's help. I fully recommend him to EVERYBODY that is serious about driving and passing their test! Thank you so much for everything Ray, it was ROCK SOLID"
Seán Hughes-Clarke, 20 Kearney Park, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"I would like to thank Ray for everything and helping me to pass my driving test first time. When I had my first driving lesson in January, I couldn't even drive, and within a few weeks I had improved so much thanks to Ray. I would highly recommend everyone to do the mock test with Ray as I found it really helpful! I'm very glad I picked Ray as my driving instructor as without him I wouldn't have passed my driving test first time at 17! Thanks for everything, it was a pleasure." 
Rachel Kelly, Upper Lea, Killenard, Co. Laois.

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"Hi everyone. I am grateful to God for giving me Rock Solid. Before I met Ray, I had done FOUR tests which did not produce any positive result. Ray is a very wonderful man,he has all what it takes to make one successful in the test. I thought i knew a lot until i met this brilliant tutor. He has patience, and makes sure what he teaches you is what you do at the test day.Why wait for long, don't hesitate at all. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to pass their test once and no room for failure. Thanks and God bless you."
Baffour Amponsah Danqua, Clondalkin Towers, Ninth Lock Gate, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

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"I would like to thank Ray for all the work he put in for helping me pass my test, I wouldn't have been able to do it without you Ray. All the driving down to Tullamore really paid off in the end and its all thanks to Ray. It is such a pleasure to have you in the family and that you are so dedicated to your job. Thanks again for everything Ray, couldn't have done it without you." 
Jake McKenna, 31A, Mountcarmel, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

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"Thanks a million for everything Ray. If you told me four months ago, when we were driving around the IDA park that I would have a full licence today... I would have laughed! I am so grateful for the time and effort you put in with me. Taking the mock test really prepared me for the real thing... and you didn't go a bit easy on me!  Even with the lovely N plates.. I have never been happier! Thanks so much Ray, keep up the good work!" 
Amy Feery, 194 Arden View,Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"I have been going through instructors but I have never seen any as good as 1 ROCK INSTRUCTOR. Mr Ray, you are a great teacher and not just an instructor. You give your students the best lesson that helps them in passing their test at a seating. I really appreciate your effort. Mr. Ray keep the flag flying and God bless."
Joyce Nekpen Lawal, 66 Ballin Ri, Collins Lane, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"I have to thank Ray a lot. My lessons with him were the best. Very patient man and you do get rid of your bad habits fast. Thanks for all the help and laughs."
Michael Whelan, 7 Broomville Court, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

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"Only for this man, I probably wouldn't have passed my test on my first time around. I struggled with the reverse around a corner and on the day of the test I didn't think I had done it correctly, so I assumed I failed. My only thoughts for the rest of  the test was that Ray was going to kill me.  Luckily I passed and it's all thanks to Ray!! Will definitely recommend to friends and family! Thanks so much for your time and effort with me Ray."
Cormac Bradley, Whiteforge Durrow, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"Thank you so much Ray. I couldn't have it done it without your support, and I mean that! Your pragmatic approach was exactly what I needed, but we did have the craic at the same time. I'm delighted to have passed first time round and after our mock test I definitely felt ready despite nerves. Thanks again! *rips up the L plates*
Ciara Kelly, Chancery Lane, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"Hi Ray. Thank you so much for all your help. I am so happy to pass the test on my first time. I had very bad habits when I start driving, but you taught me how to drive well. Have to say THANKS again." 
Cheng Zhao, 22 Station Court, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"I FAILED it....lol....no just kidding .....I PASSED...thanks very much for all your help Ray. I really appreciate it. I'm glad it's over. Won't have to do that again". 
Robert McNeill, Tara 3, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Thank you very much sir, for everything. I am so happy. You have made this possible for me and no longer need to have the L plates up. Once again sir, thank you so mudh".
Tauqir Hussain, Apt 7, Block A, Stradbrook, Stradbally Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

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"Ray had quite the job on his hands to get me to pass the test. But by God he did it, and I'd say it wasn't easy for the man. I can honestly say I would not have got the test without him, and particularly first time. I could not recommend him highly enough, and I would tell people to come from all over the country to see him and his excellent teaching methods i action, not just Offaly, Laois and Kildare. He says he doesn't just follow standards, he sets them. And that is the truth. You will be an infinitely better and careful driver after your time with Ray. A wonderful manner: informative and fun. Is múinteoir den scoth é Raymond. Thanks a million Ray, it was all down to you!!"
Cian O' Neill, Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry.

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"Thanks so much Ray for everything you have done. I wouldn't have had a hope of passing that test without your help. I really appreciate it so much and it means so much to me. Thanks again".
James Rafferty, 10 Blundell Wood, Edenderry, Co. Offaly.

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"When I first came to Ray I had loads of bad habits but Ray changed all that and I would never have passed my test without him . Trust me, if you choose Ray as your driving instructor you won't ever regret it . Ray is the soundest and best instructor out there. Thanks Ray I really appreciate it." 
Dylan Dunne, 33 Silverdale Estate, Kilcoursey, Clara, Co. Offaly.

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"Thank you so much for all your helpful and patient tips. I am so happy I now have my full licence." 
Safa Abdelrahim, 150 Carriag Cluain, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"What joy... I got it!!!! I had so many poor habits. By Ray teaching firmly, fairly and with lots of laughter, he 'drove' them out of me, in surprisingly swift time. ( I honestly thought I would be having to try again). He persists, tells the truth and lightens the journey all in the same moment, which instills genuine awareness and confidence when it all just 'clicked'. I will be recommending Ray for people like me but also new learners- do it right from the start- it makes it so much easier. Much gratitude Ray- keep up the great work.".
Cabrini Cahill, Morette, Emo, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

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"So happy now I have it over. Thanks Ray for believing in me and for all your patience".
Kamila Rama, 97 Crann Nua, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

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"Please, I just want to say thank you for taking the time to teach me and the encouragement that helped build my confidence to pass this exam. May the almighty God bless you." 
Patience Oriyabeh, 32 Eiscir Riada, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

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"I was terrified about the driving test, could not drive by the rules what so ever, but thanks to Ray passed my test with first go."
Alvis Stals, 43 Cross Of Newtown, Ballyroan, Co. Laois.

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"I would like to thank Ray on helping me pass my test on short notice. He took me on with only 2 days until the test. I had no chance, but as usual, Ray turns up trumps. I can't thank you enough and I would recommend you to anyone. Great man and makes it look easy. Cheers." 
Paul Kielthy, Rose Cottage, Coolagarry, Walsh Island, Co. Offaly.

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"I would like to thank you Ray for the confidence and reassurance you gave me during tuition right up to and including the day of my test. I will definitely recommend you to all my Filipino friends in this area who will benefit from your reassuring personality and teaching methods. Have no fear, choose Ray O' Connor."
Lanie Slevin, Creeve, Streamstown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

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"Thanks a lot Ray for all your help. In all the EDT Lessons I did with other driving instructors, I had never seen any of the books that you have or diagrams. Without those 3 hours, I would never have passed that test, because my observations were all over the place. I will pass on your name to my friends if they are looking for a driving instructor. Thanks again Ray"
Richie Burke, Clonminch Road, Tullamore, Co. Offlay.

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"Thank you so much Ray for helping me get my full licence. My husband will be now asking you for lessons so that he can do his test soon aswell." 
Oumkeltoum Khaoury, Tullamore, Co. Offlay.

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"Thanks for the tough love Ray! We went from tears to triumph in only 5 days!! I am still in shock at passing first time round and in such little time, but it just goes to show with a great teacher and lots of determination the impossible becomes possible".
Bonnie Dunne, The Bungalow, Chancery Lane, Tullamore, Co. Offlay.

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"Thanks very much Ray for all your help. I was unlucky first time out but remembered everything you taught me today. Absolutely delighted, thanks again."
Kevin McDonnell, Ballycowan,Tullamore, Co. Offlay.

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"First of all Ray thank you so much for all your help I still can't believe I passed on my first attempt at the test! I came to Ray for my final 7 EDT lessons. His methods of teaching and instructing are great, all in an easy to understand manner. We were able to have laughs along the way but when it comes to it, Ray makes sure that you know your stuff. I can't recommend this man enough and found that Ray really motivates you and makes you want to do well. I found the mock test a great help too and would recommend that other students take it before their test. Thanks again Ray I really appreciate your patience, encouragement and guidance. You're an excellent instructor and I would highly recommend you to anyone. Best of luck with everything."
Stacey Claffey, 2 College View, Rahan, Tullamore, Co. Offlay.
 
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"I got it Ray. A million thanks for all your support. The examiner said I done very well. Thanks again".
Danny Atimama, 45 The Downs, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
 
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"Thank you so much Ray for all your help over the last few months. I am thrilled to bits and didn't mind missing out on the Hallowe'en fun in college so long as I passed my test today. Thanks again".
Caoilfhionn Culliton, Abhaile-Lea, Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
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"Thank you so much for everything Ray, I'm so happy....love you...lol"
Xiang Min Chen, Good Food Chinese Takeaway, Rathangan, Co. Kildare.
 
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"Huge thank you to Ray for helping me pass my test last Thursday, I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you for all your help and support these past few months. I would highly recommend Ray and 1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL to any current and future learner driver. Brilliant driving instructor and a Rock Solid legend!!!!!!!"
Jack Brennan, 3 Curragh Hill, Ballinagar, Tullamore, Co.Offaly. 
 
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"Aw Ray, where to start! It's been what felt like the longest of journeys, but really only been a short while. The experience and teaching I've learnt from you has been invaluable. Your attention to detail is second to none and because of that I passed first time. Every single time I got a lesson with you I learned more and more and it really stands to my driving. As we became friends you still never let down the teaching guard which I really respected and appreciated because it was always beneficial and in a relaxed teaching environment. Like you said failure wasn't an option and when something didn't go right you always did it again and practice made perfect on the day. I can't thank you enough for being there with me today and being such a big part in my driving experience and helping me pass my test. Any student is lucky to have you as a teacher and take your advice and teaching on board because it's clear that you love what you do and you are a perfect example for a learner driver to not only learn how to drive, but how to drive well and safely."
Sabina Carthy, Bawnmore, Geashill, Tullamore, Co.Offaly.
 
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"I just want to say a big thanks to you Ray. I know you don't want to take credit for me passing, but it was you who helped me, and I never would have passed without you. It's been such an emotional rollercoaster for me, but you are so professional in what you do and you made it just so easy. I didn't only find a great driving instructor but also a great friend for life. Thanks again Ray".
Krystle Nolan, 61 The Glen, Kilnacourt Woods, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
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"Thanks a million Ray for helping me pass my test in Portlaoise.. You were very accommodating and patient with me and I felt you taught me to the highest standard of driving. I would highly recommend you to anyone.. . Thanks again".
Sean Meade, 14 Foxcroft Ave, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
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"A massive thank you to Ray for helping me pass my driving test... we both worked so hard over the past 2 weeks and it paid off with my new pink licence... Thanks again Ray, you were so patient with me and I would recommend you to anyone who is trying to pass their test."
Edwina O' Neill, 14 Foxcroft Ave, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
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"A massive thank you to Ray. Yesterday morning at 10am, I sat behind the wheel of Ray's car for the first time and by 1 o clock I was leaving the test centre with a nice pink license. A 2 hour course with stories on street furniture. A straight talking, honest and a brilliant teacher, I cannot recommend Ray highly enough. Thanks again".
Dave Eustace, 32 Whitefields, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
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"Just want to say a huge thanks to Ray and 1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL for helping me pass my Driving test. Thanks a million. You have the patience of a saint Ray...haha"
Kieran Connolly, Doolagh, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
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"Hi Ray, just want to say a massive thank you for helping me pass my test today. Two weeks ago I got in contact with you and gave you the enormous task of getting me through my test in such a short amount of time, but we got there together!!
You got rid of almost two years of bad habits and made driving so easy and enjoyable. Thanks very much, I cant recommend you enough!! Cheers Ray! "
Gary Tracey, Erryarmstrong, Clara, Co. Offaly.
 
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"Learning to drive with Ray isn't just to pass your Driving Test, but a valuable skill for life".
Tadhg Mathews, Woodbrook, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
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"Thanks for all your help Ray. I wasn't a bit nervous....just wanted to get out there and do it. I really needed that licence because of the job. I'm thrilled to bits. Thanks again".
Keith Dunne, 8 Station Grove, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
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"Hey Ray, I was so happy today when I got my full licence this morning. Thank you so much for all your support. It wouldn't have been possible without you. When I met you 6 weeks ago for my first lesson, I was making a lot of mistakes. You made me able to correct all those mistakes and you have shown me the safe way to drive. I would like to recommend you to everyone. I only want to say that you're the best. Thanks a million".
Farhad Nasari, 28 Curragh Road, Kildare, Co. Kildare.
 
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"Hey Ray, I would just like to thank you for all the hard and stressful times that I put you through coming up to my test. Seriously though, I couldn't have done it without you today. I'm going to book my 3 year old in with you if you're still instructing in 2027...lol..I can't stop smiling...time to celebrate now....thanks a million times over....xxx"
Lydia McDermott, 55 Shandra Woods,  Portarlington, Co. Offaly.
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"I have to give a big thank you to Ray for helping me get my full license today and helping me with all my lessons over the last 4 weeks. And I would recommend him to anybody either starting out from scratch or that just wanted to get prepared for their full driving test . Thank you very much Ray".
Erik Floody, 7 St. Patrick's Tce,  Portarlington, Co. Offaly.
 
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"Did my test in Portlaoise Test Centre today 11/4/2013 and PASSED. Thank you Ray for tutoring me and helping me get rid of my bad habits. I will recommend you to anyone I know who is facing the driving test. Excellent Tutor".
Yasser Boumenjel, 40 Shandra Woods, Portarlington, Co. Offaly.
 
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 "Ray is a great driving instructor. Ironed out all my bad driving habits with his help and patience. And I would recommend Ray to any current or future learner driver".
John Wright, Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
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"Passed today!! Absolutely delighted! First try! Couldn't have done it without Ray. He was a constant support and excellent teacher to me throughout the whole thing. Always very encouraging and is constantly reinforcing the correct procedures and giving really good feedback and constructive criticism. Thanks for everything Ray! You're the best! :)"
Joanne Holland, Ballymorris, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
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"NAILED IT !! First time round we made bits of that test. No longer have to put up with your ugly mug Ray...lol... just kidding.. .... Ray remember this.... Rule No. 1....karate for defence only.....Rule No. 2......FIRST LEARN RULE NO. 1... no wiser words ever spoken from a wiser man.... Thanks Ray."
Dean Byrne, 43 Castlegate, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
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"Thank you so much Ray for everything that you have done for me. I can't believe that I passed 1st time out. Most of my friends did it on their 2nd attempt. You have been a great Instructor and I will pass on your name to anyone I know wanting to do their test. Thanks again."
Oguzhan (Ozzy) Caglardere, 8 The Hazel Puttaghaun, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
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"Thank you very much sir for been a great teacher....I learned some really great advice from you and I am so happy that I have now passed my driving test. I will remember all the good habits you showed me. Thank you again sir for all your patience."
Ibrar Hussain, Stradbrook, Stradbally Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
 
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"Thank you so much for being highly professional Ray! Your professionalism, support and understanding made the difference! When I told Ray I needed to get my full licence in a very short space of time due to work committments, he backed me all the way. I can't believe it myself that I have passed the test 1st time out. A true professional who is very very good at what he does. Thank you so much."
Timothy Malaolu, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
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"I can't believe it but today I passed my driving test on my first attempt ever! I honestly can't talk highly enough of the help I got from Ray. He is a fantastic instructor who takes a personal interest in the success of each and every student. We've been working at these driving lessons ever since early on in the summer and I've never felt let down. Now at long last I can hit the road properly! Thanks again Drill Sergeant O' Connor! I'll be recommending you to all of my friends!"
Sean Murphy, Canal Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
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"I passed my test today, all thanks to Ray... His persistance and hard work got me through it.. It was a pleasure to learn under him... Thanks a mil Ray, you're a legend".
Anita Westman, 4 Sycamore Drive, Ballycumber, Co. Offaly.
 
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"Ray, I can't thank you enough! Passed my test today first try. Was worried about a few manoeuvres, but your helpful tips seemed to stick. The mock test and pretest came in very handy and your marking was 99% spot on. A brilliant instructor that's there from start to end. I'll recommend you to all my friends, Thanks again Ray and all the best for the future."
Rodger Tango, 76 Crann Nua, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
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"Passed my test today all thanks to Ray!  After failing before, Ray focused in on the areas I was weak on and gave me tips on what testers would be looking out for. The pre test this morning was great as it allowed you to get familiar with any obstacles on the day. The DVD's were also a great bonus!  I cannot thank you enough for your help,  I'll be recommending you to all my friends".
Emma Fingleton, Shandra, Portarlington, Co. Offaly.
 
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"Ray, you're a star, I passed my driving test today and I couldn't have done it without your help. You were an absolutely brilliant instructor from day one. So patient with everything and explained everything clearly. The diagrams of the manuevours to demonstrate how the point of turn is found were excellent and also the DVDs. A true professional, and you take massive pride in what you do, You're a gentleman. I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me. The hard work really paid off. I am delighted. And I wish you all the best in the future".
John McKenna, 31A, Mountcarmel, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
 
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"Thank you Ray, you were a great, professional instructor. Your tips and advice really helped me to pass the test first time and I will continue following your advice in the future too for safe driving. In my opinion the mock test was very useful and gave me an insight of where I stand before the real test. Your handouts and dvd were beneficial aswell. I really appreciate your teaching and would recommend you to anyone."
Chandar Lal, 101 Carraig Cluain, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
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"Many thanks Ray for helping me pass my driving test. You gave me a lot of simple tips that made the manoeuvers that first seemed difficult become simple to do in the test. I found the mock test to be extremely beneficial, and it gave a real feel for what the actual test would be like. You have been a fantastic Instructor and I would highly recommend you to anyone."
Eoin Conroy, Lea Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
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"Just Passed My Driving Test This Morning All Thanks To Ray. I'm Over The Moon & Wouldn't Have Done It Without His Help. He Has A Very Good Way Of Getting You To Remember Things And Gave Out Very Useful Handouts & Dvds. I Loved Getting Lessons With Him As He's Such An Easy Guy To Get On With, Which Makes You Feel Relaxed And Have A Laugh While Learning. So Thanks Ray You're Doing A Very Good Job. Keep It Up."
Carol Johnson, 16 Chancery Close, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
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"Thank you so much Ray for helping me pass my Driving test. I wouldn't have been able to do it without you. Your lessons were great and I learned so much about safe driving. The handouts and the DVD you gave me were also a great help. Again thanks very much."
Gráinne Deegan, Derryguile, Mountmellick, Co. Laois.
 
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"Thank you so much Ray, for helping me to pass my driving test today. You gave me a lot of tips and great confidence, during the final pre hour test. I´m really happy, that I chose you as my Driving Instructor... Vielen, Vielen Dank!!!!! ".
Francis Schwan, 91 Castlegate, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
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"Thank you so so much for all your help, You have been a fantastic Instructor and I would highly recommend you to anyone sitting their test soon. I came to Ray just five days before my test after many other Instructors had told me that I had left it too late to do lessons and that I wouldn't pass. He had so much patience with me, we packed in a good few lessons, up until the day of the test. He gave me great ideas to remembering my maneuvers and every aspect of my lessons were broken down to help me remember. Really lovely guy, very patient and gave me the confidence to pass my test 1st time. Thanks again Ray."
Darlene Lynch, Bunsallagh, Croghan, Rhode, Co. Offaly.
 
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"Ray, I can't believe I've passed today.....I really thought I had messed things up. I was let down with another Instructor who told me I had no chance of passing the test and then I met you. You gave me great confidence and tips on how to pass and it really worked. My sister is doing her test today aswell and I wish she had you to bring her out. Thanks a lot Ray for all your help".
Sinéad Donoghue, 112 Sliabh Rua, Moate, Co. Westmeath.
 
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"Ray, you are a legend....I'm over the moon. Can't believe I've passed 1st time out. I was very nervous in the waiting room but you told me to just relax and focus. I really needed that full licence for August and now I have it...thanks to you."
Liam Byrne, 12 Riogard, Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
 
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"Thank you a lot Ray for helping me pass... Was very scared the first time i was trying to pass my driving test... but i learned what i did bad on my 1st try and passed the second time with your guide.. the videos you were showing were great."
David Mazur, 15 Ivy Wood, Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath.
 
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"Thank you so much Ray for all your help. Even after the set back I had, you gave me great confidence in my driving. I definitely wouldn't have been able to pass my test without your help and guidance, so thank you very much".
Fiona Conroy, Lea Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
 
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"Thanks Ray for everything...I'm delighted with the result....only 3 faults. I have your card and I will be passing on your number to a few friends...I was a bit anxious at first, but the pre-test lesson cleared my head and I was ready to go. The DVDs were a great help too....thanks again Ray"
David Lee, Collins Lane, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
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"Thank you very much, Ray for all your help and guidance, in helping me to learn how to drive. I wouldn't have been able to do it without your help. I was a little worried at first but I think that pre-hour lesson really helped".
Thomas Woodhouse, Mohia Lane, Killurin, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
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"Been terrified of the driving test was an understatement, but thank you so much Ray for everything that you have done for me. Your patience, hard work and good humour along the way made it so much easier and fun for me. I will definitely be highly recommending you big time to all my friends. I can't believe I passed first time out today and it's all thanks to Ray's determination and wonderful outlook. Once again thanks for everything. 1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL all the way"
Rebecca O' Neill, Skehanagh, Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath.
 
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"Thanks very much for all your help Ray. I have a friend who is applying for her test shortly and also my daughter who will be starting Driving Lessons with you in October. Will be giving you a call then. Thanks again".
Jacqueline Farrell, Kileden Lawns, Edenderry, Co. Offaly.
 
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"Hey Ray...guess what???....It's great news....I've passed. Thanks so much for all your help. I really appreciate it so much. I'll recommend you any time."
Sean Reynolds, Ross, Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
 
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"Ray you are my star, if it wasn't for you I would not have passed the driving test this morning. I have been a client of Ray's since the 4th of August and sat my driving test the 6th of September and passed first time. Ray's is a fantastic driving instructor and his level of teaching is of high standard. I have been with other driving instructors and they did not give me the confidence nor did they boost my motivation unlike Ray did when I first sat into his car. Very patient guy, and he does great deals on lessons also. Thank you so much Ray, and I wish you all the best in the future with your business, only for you I would not now be applying for the pink licence. Thanks :)
Hazel Carter, Clonsast Lower, Bracknagh, Co. Offaly.
 
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"Great instructor....would highly recommend Ray anytime. Nice guy aswell....great sense of humour."
Paul Conway, Portarlington.
 
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"I had tried a couple of different driving instructors and just wasn't happy because I thought I wasn't making any progress with them. I used to feel very nervous with them.  Then I picked up one of Ray's cards in one of the local shops and gave him a call and I've never looked back. He is a very patient instructor who doesn't panic no matter what mistakes I was making at the start. My driving has come on in leaps and bounds and I am much more confident than I ever was. I would highly recommend Ray and 1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL  to anyone who needs a true professional sitting beside them. Thank you."
Patricia McMahon, Portlaoise
 
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“The level of Instruction at 1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL is fantastic. Having been a client of Ray for the last couple of weeks, I am consistently impressed by the professionalism with the way he carries out his Instruction. My driving skills have improved dramatically and I'm now confident enough to have a go at the driving test. A truly nice patient guy that makes me feel at ease. Thank you!”
Mary Sweeney, Portlaoise
 
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“In this day and age, it’s hard to find a Driving Instructor you can trust. 1 ROCK SOLID DRIVING SCHOOL was recommended to me by a friend who had a few lessons with Ray and now I know why – the quality of service I received from Ray was outstanding. Keep up the good work!”
John Martin, Portarlington.
 
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"I had the pleasure of having Ray as an instructor from March to May and I couldn't recommend Ray more highly. At the start I was a very rusty, nervous driver (I think when we did our first drive I cut the car out about five times). But with Rays professional attitude and lessons tailored to my standard of driving I soon found my confidence behind the wheel starting to return.I am now an incomparably better driver than when I started out my lessons and I have Ray to thank for that. I would highly recommend Ray to anyone looking at getting lessons",
Peter Maloney, Abbeyleix
 
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"Cheers Ray, I'm glad I took that extra lesson with you on the day.....it really helped me out. Can I get a couple of cards from you to give to my neighbour who's test is coming up aswell".
Michael Lee, 49 Na Cluainte, Portarlington, Co. Offaly.
 
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"Well done mate keep rocking".
John Dooley, Newbridge.
 
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"Well done Ray......... Great website, The very best of luck from us all in Newbridge.".
Ozzie O' Toole, Newbridge.
 
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"Well done Ray best of luck from the Daly family". Regards Mick.
Michael Daly, Cutbush, Curragh, Co. Kildare.
 
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