Hi, I'm off to Ireland for a couple of weeks and wondered if anybody can point me in the right direction for some crags that have good routes between VD-VS? Preferably single pitch routes within 30 mins walk from the car, thanks,
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:
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. http://www.uniqueascent.ie/cruit_island_guide
In reply to AlanP:
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.