Traffic tailbacks in some areas spelled misery for some motorists, but the sunshine was a welcome boost to the local economy.
Visitors to Glenveagh National Park included tourists from America, Spain, France, Italy and Germany as well as hundreds of locals.
Bundoran, Portsalon, Donegal Town and Buncrana saw hundreds of people taking to the beaches to leave the doom and gloom of the recession behind.
Hundreds of people also flocked to Rathmullan to visit the naval ship LE Niamh.
And Alcorns Garden Centre in Letterkenny was pulling in the crowds to its new €500k butterfly house.
The weather was a welcome boost ahead of a later Easter tourism trade.
However the BBC is reporting a return to drier weather late on Thursday in time for the weekend and the start of a fortnight’s holidays for many schools in the county.Tags: