Dara, Im in a similar position to you. Looking to rent an aircraft a couple of times over the summer.
I havent had a chance to get out to Weston yet but I was down with Atlantic in Cork the other day and discussed renting. They told me the checkout requirement would be up to the instructor, went throught what would happen on it and he said it could be possible to get the checkout done in less than two hours
The aircraft they have down there are pretty good, new enough and all were running the day I was down.