Displays are usually visible from around 8pm, getting clearer as the night goes on. But poor visibility in many areas meant the lights could not be seen.
Crowds gathered at several locations around the coastline but thin cloud may viewing impossible without special equipment.
Above is a picture taken at 1am this morning at Ballyliffin by Bren Whelan.
Below is the latest Aurora alert from Brendan Alexander of Donegal Skies: