This article is about the Class III road numbered C197 maintained by DfI Roads.
For other roads numbered C197, see C197
The C197 starts on the A3 at Brootally and heads south east through the countryside. Soon the road hits a T junction with the C198 and continues by turning south. Soon after this the C198 turns off to the south east. Meanwhile, the C197 continues heading south and bypasses Keady to the west as it crosses the B132. The road climbs up onto the higher ground and meets the B3 close to Clay Lake which sits above Keady.