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TRANSPORT FEATURE 2019: A one stop shop for equestrian drivers
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TRANSPORT FEATURE 2019: A one stop shop for equestrian drivers
on 25 January 2019
For anyone considering getting their truck or towing licence, Jennifer Micklem Diamond spoke to Tiernan Gill about the services he offers

WELL-known producer and exhibitor Tiernan Gill is the owner of Gill Group, one of the largest training companies in the British Isles.

With 40 years’ experience in the business, Gills Driving School provides driving licence acquisition in cars, jeep and trailer, minibus, coach, rigid truck and artic truck.

It also provides advanced driver training courses in all vehicles and provides periodic training driver CPC to over 7,000 drivers in Ireland.

The company is headquartered in Ballina, Co Mayo but provides licence acquisition instruction in Ballina, Castlebar and Sligo.

GILLS DRIVING SCHOOL OFFER

  • Theory test preparation (in groups or one on one)
  • RSA ADI ( Road Safety Authority Approved Driving Instructors)
  • Dual control vehicles
  • Special offers available
  • Nervous beginners welcome
  • Excellent pass rate
  • Friendly and helpful service
  • Good quality vehicles, which can also be supplied for tests
  • If towing any trailer over 750kg you need an BE Licence
  • Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) theory test preparation. The minimum age for driving a rigid truck is 18 years with CPC and 21 years without CPC.
  • Booking all tests if required
  • Helpful and friendly service
  • Gill Group provides department of Agriculture Type (1) and Type (2) animal transport courses for those who wish to obtain their Certificate in Equine Transport

    EQUINE TRANSPORT CERTIFICATE

    From the 3rd of January, 2008 any person who drives a vehicle carrying horses on journeys over 65km in distance, in connection with an economic activity will have to hold a Certificate in Equine Transport.

    Gill Group provides department of Agriculture Type (1) and Type (2) animal transport courses for those who wish to obtain their Certificate in Equine Transport. The course provided by Gill Group covers the principals and will equip you with the knowledge of the requirements concerning the protection of horses during transport and related operations.

    When you complete this course with the Gill Group, the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine will issue you with the Certificate in Equine Transport. This cert is valid for 10 years.

    If you would like to book a lesson or get more information please contact Gill Group on 096 73030 or email info@gillgroup.ie

    GETTING YOUR TRUCK TEST WITH THE GILLS DRIVING SCHOOL

    If you are planning on doing a truck driving test, whether it is for a HGV or non-HGV truck, Gills Driving School has everything you need to get your test.

    It is easy to get confused when it comes to working out what license you need for driving different vehicles, at Gills Driving School all of confusion is taken out of it as they book the theory and the driving test for you and they prepare you for each test.

    For the theory test you can purchase the book and study all 800 questions you might get asked, but this isn’t always the easiest way to learn and pass the theory test. A convenient alternative offered by Gills Driving School is for you to tell them when you would like to do your theory test, they will then book the test.

    You then go up to the driving school the day before the test or the day of the test and one of the driving tutors will give you one-to-one tuition and do mock theory tests with you before the real thing.

    Once you have the theory test done you then can apply for you provisional licence. Gills Driving School help you with you driving test the same way they do for the theory test. You choose when you would like to do the test and they organise the rest.

    With a range of HGV and non-HGV trucks you can do either test. Although Tiernan Gill does advise drivers to complete their HGV test because you can then drive all trucks under 18 tonne, rather than the non-HGV license which only allows you to drive a 7.5 tonne truck.

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