Cahirciveen Theory Test Centre

Cahirciveen Theory Test Centre Address

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

Ring of Kerry Hotel,
Valentia Rd,
Garranebane,
Cahersiveen,
V23 AK85

Directions

Car

The small town of Cahersiveen lies on the extreme south-western tip of Ireland, approximately 60km from Killarney and 66km from Tralee. The N70 cuts right through Cahersiveen town centre, and also directly passes the theory test venue. The testing centre resides within the Ring of Kerry Hotel, located towards the southern end of the town. There are extremely few parking options in Cahersiveen itself, but fortunately, the hotel does accommodate some on-site parking. However, access is dependent on the busyness of the site, therefore, it might be worth ringing ahead to check availability.

Bus

Despite its relative remoteness, Cahersiveen is serviced by three main bus transit lines. There are three routes than run directly through the town, which are numbers 279A, 285, and 287A.

279A: This service travels westbound to Cahersiveen from Killarney. The route terminates at Cahersiveen Community Playground, the operational bus stop in the town. The onwards distance to the venue from here is approximately 1.3km, which will take around 17 minutes to navigate by foot. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to take a taxi to the site, please note that local cab firm Maureen’s Taxi is conveniently located in extremely close proximity to the bus stop. If fully booked, you may want to consider 24/7 Taxis, whose base is just off the N70. Details of both companies are below:

  • Maureen’s Taxi: Carhan Lower, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry (Contact number: +353 87 276 6765)
  • 24/7 Cabs: 45 Ring of Kerry, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry (Contact number: +353 87 972 1000)

If walking, please head westbound towards Bridge Street, turning right at the first junction before advancing 50m towards the crossroads. Turn left onto Church Street, following this road southbound as it merges with New Street for around 1.2km. After completing this leg of the journey, you’ll see the Ring of Kerry Hotel appear on your left-hand side.

285: This route connects Waterville to Cahersiveen, although occasionally offers travel beyond the latter, continuing northbound to Killorglin. If using this service, please again exit at Cahersiveen Community Playground, and follow the onwards travel guidance above.

287A: The number 287A originates in Knightstown, the largest settlement on Valentia Island. The island is just off Ireland south-western coast, and is attached to the mainland via the Maurice O’Neill Memorial Bridge. This service navigates that bridge, and continues north-east bound to Cahersiveen. Again, please exit at the last stop, Cahersiveen Community Playground.

For scheduled stops or further information on any of these routes, please head to Cahersiveen’s ‘Moovit’ dashboard.

Train

Unfortunately, there is no longer a working train station in Cahersiveen. There are three neighbouring train stations within roughly 65km of the town, but only one has reasonable public transport links to Cahersiveen. The others would create a journey in excess of two hours. Therefore, please avoid Tralee and Farranfore train stations, and head directly for Killarney.

Onwards travel from Killarney to Cahersiveen will take approximately one hour and twenty minutes, and will utilize the 279A mentioned above. Clearly, you’ll then need to decide whether you’d like to head to the test centre on foot, or via taxi. The 279A service originates at Killarney Bus Station, which sits opposite the town’s train station. However, there is no throughway to the bus station, and you’ll therefore need to walk around the road system to access the site. On exiting the train station, head west, and follow the road until its conclusion. Turn right onto East Avenue, and turn right at the roundabout onto Fair Hill. Advance for a further 50m, before entering the bus station on your right-hand side. From here, catch the previously mentioned 279A bus to Cahersiveen. Again, please alight at the community playground.

Killarney Train Station address:

The Avenue,
Thoir,
Killarney,
Co. Kerry

If you would like to explore other station options, the Irish Rail website offers appropriate information on all of its operational sites. Irish Rail’s landing page can be found here. For specific detail on Killarney Train Station, including building facilities and departure & arrival times, please click the following link.

Opening Hours

Unfortunately, Cahersiveen’s theory test venue does not advertise its opening times. Therefore, please head to the centre in comfortable time for your testing slot.