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A32 (Northern Ireland)

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From:  Omagh (H445724)
To:  Swanlinbar (H193288)
Via:  Enniskillen
Distance:  37.4 miles (60.2 km)
Meets:  A5, A35, A47, A4, N87
Former Number(s):  B46, A35
Old route now:  B46
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Fermanagh • Tyrone

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A32 Omagh - Enniskillen
A32 Dromore - Trillick - Enniskillen
(A4) Enniskillen - Ashwoods
A32 Ashwoods - Swanlinbar
The A32 in Omagh

The A32 is a cross-country A-road in southwest Northern Ireland.

The road originally began on the A5 in the centre of Omagh. This road now bypasses the town to the south, so the A32 has been cut back to the bypass. It starts at a set of traffic lights and runs into town for a short distance as far as another set of traffic lights, where it turns right onto its original route and almost immediately goes under the A5.

The road heads southwest across the fields and eventually reaches Dromore. Originally the road continued south from here via Trillick to reach Enniskillen. However, in recent years the road swapped routes with the B46 and so now detours west via Irvinestown where it TOTSOs left on meeting the A35. The A32 actually has two parallel routes in Irvinestown, with the signposted through route requiring two TOTSOs along a short town-centre relief road, although taking the other route via the market place adds no distance to the journey.

The A32 heads south from Irvinestown along the original southernmost section of the A35 to reach its original route at a realigned junction to the east of Enniskillen Airport. After a roundabout with the A47 back to the airport and the shores of Lower Lough Erne, the town itself is reached a few miles further on.

The A32 then winds its way through Enniskillen to the A4 along three separate routes! All three converge at Cherrymount Roundabout to the north of the town. From here, only the central route is signed southbound as A32, along Irvinestown Road and to the east of Race Course Lough. But coming the other way, traffic from the eastbound A4 or A46 is directed on the A32 up Queen Street and then over the river Erne on Cornagrade Road to Cherrymount; whereas from the westbound A4 the A32 is signed up Tempo Road (formerly the B80) and then left along the Crannog Way relief road built in the 2010s.

Whichever route you follow south, you turn right onto the A4 in Enniskillen town centre, and multiplex with this road for a couple of miles, crossing the River Erne, then meeting the A46 on the other bank and the A509 further south-west. The A32 eventually regains its number by turning left as a non-primary road. It heads south, past the National Trust's estate at Florence Court, before reaching the border just north of Swanlinbar. The road ahead is the N87.

A32 (Northern Ireland)
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Dromore Road, Omagh - Geograph - 1726086.jpgFloods at Old Dromore Road, Omagh - Geograph - 1080597.jpgReilly's Euronic Store, Cornagrade Road, Enniskillen - Geograph - 3225353.jpgJames Street, Omagh - Geograph - 748998.jpg
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