Abbeyfeale Theory Test Centre

Abbeyfeale Theory Test Centre Address

The location of the test centre for driver theory test candidates is:

Church Street,
Abbeyfeale,
V94 A504

Directions

Car

The remote market town of Abbeyfeale lies in Ireland’s southwest. If looking to access the town by car, please use the N21, which is the road that connects Tralee to Limerick. Although the test venue is located fairly centrally within Abbeyfeale, car park availability is extremely limited. We would therefore encourage you to pursue public transport options. If this isn’t viable, please be aware that the closest parking facilities to the test centre are over 1km away. Clearly, it’s important to take this additional onwards journey time and possible added expense into account.

Limerick Greenway Car Park

This site is located just over 1km away from the venue, but there are unfortunately no appropriate connecting bus routes. Therefore, if uncomfortable walking this distance by foot, you may be better served to utilise the secondary car park option below.

To access the test centre from here, head left out of the car park, and continue southbound on Railway Road. This road will merge into New Street, and then eventually Church Street, where the test site is situated. The full journey will take approximately twelve minutes, and the venue will be on the left-hand side of the road, just opposite the Old Church Street junction.

Abbeyfeale Park Car Park

If you would prefer bus-assisted onwards travel, then please opt for this car park. However, please note that the journey will still require around half a kilometre of walking. This site is around 1.6km from the test centre.

From Abbeyfeale Park, head north-east on Killarney Road for roughly 200m, the Killarney Road bus stop will present itself on your left-hand side. Catch the 14 Killarney service to the Church of the Assumption bus stop. On arrival to the church, turn 180°, and walk westbound along Convent and Main Street(s) for around 400m. Turn right, head up Church Street and progress to the test centre, which will be around 30m up on your right-hand side.

Walking from car park to venue will take just over twenty minutes, but it is a fairly straightforward route. Again, advance in a north-easterly direction up Killarney Road, but this time continue all the way through to Bridge Street. After around 1.5km, the road will loop right towards Abbeyfeale town centre. At this stage, turn immediately left onto Church Street. As per previous instructions, please head north for around 30m, locating the test site on your right-hand side.

Bus

There are three main external bus routes that service Abbeyfeale town centre, the 13, 14, and 300.

  • 13: This bus operates between Limerick and Tralee, travelling in southwest/northeast directions. If using this service, please alight at the Church of the Assumption. Please then follow the onwards journey guidance given in the previous section.
  • 14: This transit line connects Killarney to the south of Abbeyfeale, and Limerick to the north of the town. Again, please exit at the Church of the Assumption and follow the instructions above.
  • 330: This service extends beyond the number 14, and heads all the way through to Dublin. Again, please leave this bus at the Church of the Assumption.

As is suggested in the notes above, there are few bus stops in the area. If using an alternative service facilitated by Abbeyfeal’s local bus network, please head to one of the aforementioned destinations (Killarney Road or Church of the Assumption). From either of these stops, you can be confident that you’ll be able to access the test centre within a reasonable timeframe.

Abbeyfeale’s Moovit dashboard page is available here. This recaps all of the information above and offers additional commentary that you may find to be useful.

Train

Unfortunately, Abbeyfeale no longer has an operational train station. The nearest train stations are a substantial distance away, but, if keen to travel by train, there are connecting routes via public transport available.

Tralee and Farranfore train stations are positioned 38km and 30km away from Abbeyfeale respectively. We would certainly recommend utilizing Farranfore station, as travelling from Tralee requires a pit stop in Farranfore to change buses.

Although not as large as Tralee station, Farranfore still provides direct travel to a host of major destinations, including Dublin, Galway, Limerick, and connecting services to Cork.

The onwards journey to the testing venue will take approximately 50 minutes. Exit the station and turn right, before progressing southbound on the N22 for around 200m. Head to the Aherns Pharmacy bus stop, which will be located on your left-hand side. Please then catch the number 14 Limerick Train Station service, which will take you all the way through to the Church of the Assumption. Again, from here, please refer back to the guidance listed above.

For further information on Farranfore Train Station, including departure and arrival times, opening hours and amenities, please head to the Irish Rail website.

Opening Hours

Unfortunately, Abbeyfeale’s theory test venue does not publish its operational hours. Therefore, please just aim to arrive comfortably ahead of your testing slot.