Dublin Test Routes

Pupils are encouraged to get familiar with the general area where they are taking the test so that they can practice on any junctions they find particularly difficult.

Our pre tests are designed to show you popular test routes and places for manoeuvres as well as offer advice on the best way to approach each part of the route.

In order to help you practice in your own time we have devised a number of practice routes which will show you the areas you are most likely to be taken on your test.

We would advise all pupils to give priority and consideration to those doing their test especially when practicing manoeuvres.

Tallaght Test Route (RSA)

  • Leaving the Test Centre take a right then on Greenhills road take a right towards Tallaght Village.
  • At the traffic lights take a right up Airton Road and proceed to the lights at the end of the road, taking a left onto Belgard Rd.
  • At The next Roundabout take a right onto Belgard Square North.
  • Continue to the next set of lights, taking a right at Cookstown Way then a left into Maplewood Road.
  • Follow the road down the the roundabout then take a right onto Cookstown Road.
  • At the next Roundabout take the 1st exit left staying on Cookstown Rd, taking a right after the school into Belgard Heights (The Oaks).
  • In Belgard Heights you can find a place for TURNABOUT, REVERSE AROUND THE CORNER and HILLSTART.
  • Continue back to Cookstown Rd via the Old Belgard Rd then take a right onto Belgard Rd.
  • On Belgard Rd turn left onto Mayberry Rd.
  • Take a left into Treepark Rd and at the Roundabout take the 1st exit left then find a place to park and do a HILLSTART.
  • Continue up the Hill and take a left onto Parkhill Avenue. Take the 1st right to do a TURNABOUT followed by a REVERSE AROUND THE CORNER.
  • Proceed back to Treepark Rd then take a left to the same roundabout this time taking the 2nd exit.
  • Take a right into Tamarisk Heights then the 2nd left and follow the road round taking the next left at Tamarisk Lawn.
  • Then take the next right then left leading back to Treepark Road.
  • Follow the road until you take a left onto Birchview Avenue then at the top of the road take a right.
  • At the corner of Birchview Heights is the opportunity to practice both an Uphill and a Downhill REVERSE AROUND THE CORNER.
  • At the end of the road take a left back towards Mayberry Rd then a left down to Greenhills Rd.
  • At the traffic lights at bottom of the road take a left then at the next rights take a right onto Tymon Rd North.
  • Take the 3rd exit onto St Aongus Rd and follow the Road finding a road on left for REVERSE AROUND THE CORNER and TURNABOUT.
  • Follow the Road back down to Tymon North and take a right.
  • Continue on Tymon North taking a left into Castle Lawns. In this estate there are numerous opportunities for REVERSE AROUND THE CORNER and the TURNABOUT.
  • Exit via the Balrothy estate taking a left then another left at the traffic lights. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit down to the N81 followed by a right (2nd exit) at the next roundabout on the Dual Carriageway.
  • Take the 1st exit off the Dual Carriageway towards the Greenhills Road followed by the 1st right to Blessington Road.
  • Take the 1st left onto Bancroft Road and in this estate there are opportunities to practice the REVERSE AROUND THE CORNER and TURNABOUT.
  • Proceed back to Blessington Rd and take a right. At the lights take a right onto the Greenhills Road back towards test centre on the right.

Rathgar Test Route (RSA)

Proceed from the test centre and take a right.

  • At the lights keep going straight ahead towards Rathgar village and Comans Pub.
  • At the lights take a right onto Rathgar Rd
  • At the next lights take a right onto Frankfort Avenue
  • Follow the road to the next junction, keeping left.
  • At the T Junction at Rathmines Rd Upper take a right then 2nd left into Cowper Rd.
  • Take the 3rd right into Palmerston Rd then at the end of the road take a right.
  • At the next junction take a left to Dartry Rd and then at the lights take a left.
  • At one of the roads on the left hand side practice the REVERSE AROUND THE CORNER.
  • Continue back towards Dartry Rd going straight ahead at the lights into St Kevins Park. Find a spot to pull in and do the TURNABOUT.
  • Follow the road back to Dartry Rd and take a right at the lights.
  • At the next lights keep going straight ahead then at the next lights (Dropping Well pub) take a right.
  • If safe practice a HILLSTART.
  • Continue to the next lights then take a right onto Orwell Rd.
  • Follow the road along and on the left hand side are 2 roads Green Park and Eaton Brae where you can practice the REVERSE AROUND THE CORNER and TURNABOUT.
  • Continue back to Orwell Rd and take a left followed by the next left onto Braemor Park.
  • At the lights take a right followed by the 1st left onto Woodside Drive and pull in to practice the HILLSTART.
  • After moving off take the 1st left at top of the hill into Riverside Drive followed by the 1st right. Park in after the corner and practice the REVERSE AROUND THE CORNER at both corners followed by the TURNABOUT.
  • Continue back towards Woodside Drive and take a left, following the road along before taking a left into Landscape Park.
  • At the 1st road on the left do a REVERSE AROUND THE CORNER.
  • Continue back towards Braemor Rd via Landscape Avenue then take a left.
  • At the next lights keep going straight ahead then at the next major junction keep going straight ahead to Dodder Park Rd.
  • At the next lights (Tescos) take a left then at the next lights take a left.
  • Follow the road straight ahead at the next set of lights at the end of the road take a left.
  • Continue straight ahead at the next lights all the way through the major junction towards Terenure.
  • Just before Terenure take a right onto Bushy Park Rd and follow the road along to the next set of lights.
  • Take a right onto Orwell Rd then a left back into the test centre.

Finglas Test Route (RSA)

  • Come out of the Business Park and take a right onto Jamestown Rd Proceed straight ahead taking the 3rd left onto Clune Rd Take 1st left to McKee Rd and continue straight ahead. Practice a HILLSTART.
  • At end of road take a right on Sycamore Rd followed by the 2nd left to Cedarwood Rd.
  • At the 1st corner practice a REVERSE AROUND CORNER Take a left again followed by another left to Cedarwood Park and practice a TURNABOUT Once finished take a left to Cedarwood Rd and follow it around before taking the 1st left to Oakwood Park.
  • Continue straight ahead to Sycamore Rd before taking a right then 2nd left to Clancy Rd.
  • Take the 3rd right to Clancy Ave and back to Jamestown Rd.
  • Continue to Finglas Village and take the 1st left to Seamus Ennis Rd and continue straight ahead.
  • Take a right on Beneavin Rd followed by the 2nd right to Ferndale Ave.
  • Take a left to Ballygall Rd East and on this take a left towards the roundabout.
  • At the roundabout go straight ahead (2nd exit) followed by 1st right to Willow Park Avenue.
  • In this estate practice REVERSE AROUND CORNER and TURNABOUT.
  • Take a left up to Willow Park Grove and here continue to the end where it meets Willow Park Rd.
  • Take a left to roundabout taking the 3rd exit to Glasnevin Avenue.
  • Continue straight ahead before taking the 1st right at Fingal House onto Grove Park Rd.
  • Continue straight ahead before taking a left and follow Sycamore Rd back towards Jamestown Rd and then a left to the test centre.

Raheny Test Route

  • Coming out of test centre take a right then a right (All Saints Park) followed by another right (All Saints Drive).
  • On Watermill Rd take a right and proceed straight ahead. At the Dollymount lights take a right towards St Annes’s Rose Garden.
  • Practice a HILLSTART.
  • Take a right onto Dollymount Ave and at end of road take a left onto Mount Prospect Ave. In this estate any corner/road can be used for REVERSE AROUND CORNER or TURNABOUT.
  • Take a left to Seapark Rd followed by a right to Seafield Rd East and on up to Vernon Ave.
  • On Vernon Ave take a right then 2nd left (also called Vernon ave) Take the 1st left to Hampton court.
  • In this estate you should practice the REVERSE AROUND CORNER and TURNABOUT.
  • Continue down to Blackheath Park and take a right. At the very end take a right to Castle Ave then a left to Castle Grove. Take the next right to Dunseverick Rd.
  • On the Howth rd take a right and continue straight ahead then at St Annes Park take a right to All Saints Rd.
  • Take a left on Bettystown Ave then a right on Maryville Rd.
  • From here take a left then right then right and back to test centre.