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B83 (Northern Ireland)

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From:  Omagh (H467697)
To:  Border (H580469)
Via:  Clogher
Distance:  18.4 miles (29.6 km)
Meets:  A5, B122, B46, A4, R186
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B83 Omagh - Border
B83 Spur in Clogher

The B83 is a medium-length B-road in central County Tyrone.

The road starts on the A5 at Doogary, a short distance to the south of Omagh, and heads south across open fields. The B122 soon turns off to the right and the B83 continues along Seskinore Road.

After a few miles Seskinore Forest is reached. The original route of the B83 zigzagged round the forest, to reach Rarone Road and the B46. The current route, which dates back to 1930 at the latest, just continues ahead. The B46 comes in from the left and there is then a multiplex through Seskinore with the B83 dominant. The multiplex ends before the edge of the village and the B83 continues southeastwards.

Killadroy Road

The next few miles are more-or-less straight and relatively flat, although it gets hillier as the road progresses. After going through Eskragh the road bends to the left and soon reaches a T-junction. The unclassified road to the left is signposted Omagh, being a better route than the one we have taken! The B83 TOTSOs right to cross the hills and reach a corner of Knockmany Forest, where it TOTSOs right.

The road continues south along Ballymacgowan Road to reach Clogher. The road splits on the near side of town. Both sections reach the A4 but for the mainline traffic should take the left TOTSO to cross the A4 at a staggered crossroads. The B83 follows a very winding valley as it climbs into the hills - and there is still the occasional sharp bend even after it appears that the road has straightened out. Presently the border is reached and the B83 ends. The road ahead, to Monaghan, is the R186.

The section of the B83 to the border is designated the B33 on the 1940 Bartholomew map, this is likely an error.

B83 (Northern Ireland)
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