Took me a while to get used to the shift "pattern" in the MT rental:
- Accelerate in first gear.
- Depress the clutch.
- Whack my right hand into the door reaching for the shifter.
- Shift into 2nd with left hand
- Accelerate in 2nd gear
- Depress clutch and whack right hand into the door.
- Shift into 3rd with left hand.........
- Repeat until leaving Ireland.