Rialto, Dublin

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Rialto

Rialto
Urban district
Rialto Luas stop looking east towards Fatima and Dublin city centre
Rialto Luas stop looking east towards Fatima and Dublin city centre
Rialto is located in Ireland
Rialto
Rialto
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°20′10″N 6°17′49″W / 53.336°N 6.297°W / 53.336; -6.297Coordinates: 53°20′10″N 6°17′49″W / 53.336°N 6.297°W / 53.336; -6.297
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyDublin City Council
Dáil ÉireannDublin South-Central
European ParliamentDublin
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Eircode (Routing Key)
D08
Area code(s)01 (+3531)
Dublin's 'Rialto Bridge' carries the South Circular Road over the Luas Red Line whose route follows a disused portion of the Grand Canal.

Rialto is an inner suburb of Dublin, situated on the city's southside.

History and Geography[edit]

Rialto is bounded to the east and north by The Liberties, St. James's Hospital and an original section of the Grand Canal stretching from Suir Bridge to James Street Basin, which was built for freight transport to and from the nearby Guinness brewery at St. James's Gate. This original section of the Grand Canal, disused since 1976, preceded an extension of the canal to Grand Canal Dock which today defines the district's southern and eastern edges.

Dublin's Rialto has its own Rialto Bridge which spans the original and disused portion of the Grand Canal which now forms part of the Luas Red Line.

Transport[edit]

Rialto is located within Dublin's canal ring and at the western end of Dublin's South Circular Road, placing the area within walking distance of Dublin city centre and one of Ireland's main railway stations at Dublin Heuston.

The original portion of the Grand Canal running along the northern edge of Rialto and Fatima has in recent decades been repurposed as the Luas Red Line route connecting Dublin's Docklands at The Point and the city's southwestern suburbs at Tallaght. Rialto Luas stop is located a short distance from the Rialto Bridge and serves Rialto as well as the neighbouring district of Kilmainham and the site of the new National Children's Hospital.

The area is served by multiple Dublin Bus routes connecting with Dublin city centre and destinations such as University College Dublin and Blackrock in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown and Greenogue in South Dublin.

Preceding station   Luas   Following station
Fatima
towards Connolly or The Point
  Red Line   Suir Road
towards Tallaght and Saggart
Rialto LUAS station by day in Dublin
Rialto LUAS station in June 2017

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