William McCrum Park

This park is the site which makes Milford village in County Armagh world famous. In 1890 this was a football pitch where William McCrum (1865-1932) a goal keeper in Milford football club and son of R.G Mc Crum of Milford House, invented the penalty kick rule in football which has since been adapted and is now used throughout the world in many sports. The PLACEwhich revolutionized the world of sport is now a public park with a bust of Mr. Mc Crum by celebrated Belfast artist D.P Pettigrew. Information panels explain the story of the penalty kick and the extraordinary model village of Milford which was created by the Mc Crum family one of Ireland's premier linen manufacturing dynasties.

Open dawn to dusk. Entrance free. Parking spaces available around the park. Toilets and further information available at the Milford House Museum no.57 William Street which is on opposite side of the street to the park.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

Open dawn to dusk all year round


Free access. Guided tours of site can be arranged through Milford House Museum

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Armagh Visitor Information Centre
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Accept Groups/Coach Parties
  • Dogs accepted by arrangement
  • Parking Available
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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Contact Details

48 Hill Street
County Armagh
BT60 3PB

Tel: (028) 3752 5467
Mob: (07854) 784 256