/ Ireland-good VD to VS crags
Where in Ireland exactly?
Dalkey if you are near Dublin
Doolin (West of Ireland) has bouldering and routes, all handy to get to and within reach of a cheap campsite and a pub. It's trad limestone but natural in the main, so lots of nice holds and usually good gear. Plenty for the VS climber to play with out there. Some ideas here:
Or here, if you don't fancy sea cliffs:
There's also a guidebook with other places in it. "The Burren and Arran Islands."
Malin Beg has plenty of low grade single pitch stuff in a very pleasant setting: http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=188715
Muckross Head is nearby and has a couple of great single pitch VSs, but nothing of note easier than that.
If it's dry (quite a big if) then the Bingorms are pretty cool - big mountain crags but some are easily reached from the road.
And yes, Dalkey is definitely worth a visit.
Donegal would be the answer to your quest
Cruit Island has 350 routes on 10 to 20m high granite sea cliff with most of which being a 30 second walk from the car. Free camping and the island is one of the driest places in Ireland being approx 15km out in a rainshadow.
There are several thousand other routes near by but they don't fit your needs as well.
The current Donegal guide is http://www.mountaineering.ie/aboutus/news/2013/default.aspx?iid=258
If you're over on the West coast, I'd second Ailladie as a venue - a lot of quality routes at VS/HVS grade, good gear in most of them... And not far from a decent pint of the Black stuff in Doolin...
Dublin-side, Glendalough is also an option - about 20-30 minutes pleasant walk along the valley bottom (followed by 10 minutes struggle up the valley side). There's lower grade stuff on a slab to the side. If you want a real day out then some of the multipitch routes will leave you grinning for days. Also quite a bit for the beanie-hat brigade on the boulders in the valley bottom.
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