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The Mint, Carlingford

 The mint is a castle-like town house located in the centre of pretty medieval town or Carlingford. Historians doubt whether this 15th century three-storey structure was ever used to produce coins. However, Carlingford was granted a licence to mint coinage in 1407, a fact which may be connected with the name.

The limestone structure was owned by a  wealthy merchant family in the centre of Carlingford. The windows feature animal decorations and Celtic patterns, which reveal a revival in ancient Gaelic art techniques in the middle ages.

The windows feature animal decorations and Celtic patterns, which reveal a revival in ancient Gaelic art techniques in the middle ages.

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