Murroe (alt Moroe) is situated in the north-east corner of Co. Limerick, quite close to the Co. Tipperary border. It is eleven miles from Limerick city, a thriving commercial and industrial centre. Many Murroe people work in Limerick, and there is a daily bus link. Murroe also lies along the main Limerick-Kilkenny bus route.

There are four main approaches to Glenstal Abbey.