Macroom Theory Test Centre

Macroom Theory Test Centre Address

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

Glenview Motors,
Ardnacrusha,
Clondrohid,
P12 TX88

Directions

Car

Given Macroom’s remoteness and lack of public transport services, the only way to access the town’s test centre is to head directly by car. Macroom is nestled approximately halfway between Cork and Killarney, and is serviced by the N22. However, the testing venue is actually located almost four kilometres outside of Macroom town centre, which results in extremely limited car parking opportunities. Realistically, you’ll need to park directly outside the venue, or otherwise face a 3.7-kilometre taxi journey (or walk!) Please note that the site is located adjacently to Glenview Motors repairs shop, and Macroom Mills.

If reliant on public transport, we would encourage you to locate a different test site to conduct your theory test. However, if circumstances dictate that you must attend Macroom’s test centre, then please be aware that you’ll likely need to factor in a taxi fare to your travel costs. Nevertheless, if you’re comfortable taking on the 45-minute plus walk, then please click here for directions.

Should you wish to head to Macroom town centre, and make your onwards journey to the venue from here, then it’s perhaps worth using the services of a local cab company. We’ve listed two possible options below. However, please note that these firms are both based outside of Macroom, so it may be worth checking availability in advance of your test day.

  • Ballincolig Cabs: 3 Chapel Lane Row, Ballingcollig, Co. Cork, P31 PN70 (Contact number: +353 21 487 0800)
  • Satellite Taxis: 21-22 Pouladuff Road, The Lough, Cork, T12 TX2W (Contact number: +353 21 480 8080)

Bus

There is only one external service that passes through Macroom, this is the number 40 route. This transit line cuts across southern Ireland, connecting Rosslare in the east to Tralee in the west. If using this service, please alight at Macroom Library.

Train

Unfortunately, Macroom no longer has an operational train station. There are several alternative stations within a 35-kilometre radius, but these aren’t really viable travel options. Whether taking a taxi direct from one of these respective train stations, or heading into Macroom and then back out via a cab service, the implications mean that the journey will be either financially unviable, or take too long.

The only other option would be to head to either Cork or Killarney train station(s), and head to Macroom via the number 40 bus service as mentioned above. However, please note that the journey from either station to the venue will take comfortably over an hour, and still clearly require an onwards taxi from the centre of Macroom.

If pursuing this option, please use the guidance below:

Travelling from Cork: The number 40 service originates at Parnell Place, which is approximately one kilometre from Cork (Kent) Train Station. If heading on foot, exit the station onto Lower Glanmire Road, and walk westbound for around 500m. Head left on Brian Boru Street (R854), and progress for around 200m, crossing Brian Boru bridge in the process. At the end of the road, turn right onto Merchant’s Quay, advance 50m, and then turn left onto Parnell Place. From here, the bus stop is located around 50m down on the right-hand-side of the road, just beyond the Merchant Street junction.

Station address:

Kent Station,
Lower Glamire Road,
Cork,
T23 E6TD

For departure and arrival times, as well as information on station facilities, please head to the relevant Irish Rail webpage via the following link.

Travelling from Killarney: To catch the number 40, please head to Killarney Bus Station, which is located roughly a five-minute walk away from the train station. On leaving the train station, continue westbound towards East Avenue, turning right at your first opportunity. At the roundabout, take the right-hand exit onto Fair Hill. Progress east for 400m; Killarney Bus Station will be located on your left-hand side.

Station address:

The Avenue,
Thoir,
Killarney,
Co. Kerry

For departure and arrival times, as well as information on station facilities, please head to the relevant Irish Rail webpage via the following link.

Opening Hours

Unfortunately, Macroom’s test venue does not advertise its opening hours. Therefore, please head to the centre in time for your allocated testing slot.