Dublin, Banana Islands
|District||Western Area Rural District|
|• Type||Village council|
|• Village Head||Ellis Wray |
|• Total||842 people|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (GMT)|
Dublin is a large coastal fishing village on the Banana Islands in the Western Area Rural District of Sierra Leone. Dublin is one of three islands that make up the Banana Islands; the others are Ricketts and Mes-Meheux.
Dublin is known for its large beaches, hills and fishing. The major industry in Dublin is fishing and tourism. As of 2012[update], Dublin had a population of 842 people. Like the rest of the Banana Islands, Dublin is reached by boat from Kent, easily arranged by the resort.
The inhabitants of Dublin are mainly the descendants of freed African Americans, West Indians (mostly from Jamaica) and liberated African slaves who were resettled on the Banana Islands in the mid 19th century. Dublin and the whole of the Banana Islands served as one of the transit centres for slaves bought from Sierra Leone and transported to the Americas during the slave era.