Most fans seemed to enjoy themselves immensely, with less than 100 arrests for various offences.
Rain is always likely to go hand-in-hand with any major event during Ireland's summer and the fans simply got on with the fun.
Sports enthusiasts too had a bumper weekend, with many Dubs supporters still celebrating into early hours.
In a classic battle with their "neighbours" they trumped Kildare to take their fifth Leinster SFC final in a row.
The economic woes have not gone away but last weekend allowed many of us to forget it for a while and rejoice in living.