Irish Driving Licence categories

Buy Category B, BE

Obtain a ( Irish driving licence categories ) category B licence which permits you drive a normal car. 

Vehicles (other than motorcycles, mopeds, work vehicles or land tractors) with seats for a maximum of 8 passengers and a maximum weight of 3,500kg (can tow a trailer where the maximum weight of the trailer when fully loaded is 750kg or less) or where the combined MAM1 of the towing vehicle and the trailer does not exceed 3,500 kg.

Quadricycles (other than those covered by AM) are also covered by this category. You can obtain this from the age of 17 years

Buy Category a1, a2, A

Three types of licenses are available to drive motorcycles: A1, A2 or A license. Minimum age:

  • A1 driving license: 16 years
  • Driving license A2: 18 years
  • Driving license A: 20 years (progressive access), 24 (Direct access). 21 Motor tricycles

Buy Category aM

Mopeds and light quadricycles 

Can be obtained at 16 years

irish driving licence categories

Buy Category BE

Combination of drawing vehicles in category B and trailer where the MAM1 of the trailer is not greater than 3,500 kg which can be obtained at the age of 17 years

Buy Category C, C1E, CE

Vehicles (other than work vehicles or land tractors) having a MAM1 exceeding 3,500 kg, having passenger accommodation for not more than 8 persons in addition to the driver and where the MAM1 of the trailer is not greater than 750 kg. You must have a full B driving licence before applying for category C. ( Irish driving licence categories )

Buy Category D, D1E, DE

Passenger vehicles with accommodation for more than 8 people in addition to the driver and where the MAM1 of the trailer is not greater than 750 kg. This cav be obtained at 24 years (21 years with a driver certificate of professional competence)

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