|Distance:||4.3 km (2.7 miles)|
|Meets:||N3, N54, N87|
|Former Number(s):||L24, N3, L50|
The R197 orginally ran from the N3 at Corporation Lands east of Belturbet to the N54 at Gannon's Cross, Corrarod. With the building of the Belturbet bypass in 2013 the R197 was extended along the former N3 through the centre of the town to the Staghall Roundabout to the west.