Irish people say having sandwiches on the beach and trying not to get sand in them, is the thing they remember most about summertime when they were a child.
The survey by Tesco, also found one in five said by eating ice cream at every opportunity was another popular childhood memory, while 17% said spending time with family and friends during the summer break was their fondest summer memory.
When asked what the funniest quirk about Irish people in the summertime, over half said it's complaining about cold weather during the year, and then complaining that it's too hot during the summer.
One in five said Irish people walking around with sunburn or very obvious tan lines after the first day of sunshine is their favourite 'Irishism', the tendency to put away your winter wardrobe after 'two days of good weather in April' was the top Irish quirk for one in 10 of respondents.
The poll also found a third of people want to spend more time outside when the sun is shining, while a quarter wants to spend more time with family and friends.