Fab Lab Limerick started in 2012 as an elective course at the School of Architecture, UL in which open source 3D printers, CNC routers and laser cutters were built. In 2014 this self-build equipment was moved to an empty building in the city centre owned by Limerick City Council.

Since then, Fab Lab Limerick has evolved into a fully functional digital fabrication laboratory that offers cultural, educational and research programmes on digital fabrication, bridging the gap between these technologies and creatives from all disciplines.

Meet the team

Merritt Bucholz

Head School of Architecture

Javi BuronGarcia


Ger Walsh


Former Fab Lab Limerick collaborators: Michael McLaughlin, Matteo Oppo, Stephen Bourke, Sean Collins, Barry Casey, Aoife Marnane, J. O'Riordan, Jim Murphy, Colin Dorgan, M. Mainardi, Gabriela Sartori, Rafael Melo, Jack Byrne, Luke Benson, Dave Hunt, Battista S., Ivor O'Shea, Isabelle Carvalho, Niccolo Nulchis, Hottmar Loch, Alejandro Sanchez, Haidê Neves, Luis Graff, Ahsan Iqbal, Andrêssa De Andrade Machado, Luiz Felipe Ferreira, Tamires Lourdes, Diego Augusto Tavares, Aoife Barry, Johanna Aaspollu, Noel Flannery, Darren Simring, Andrew Tynan, Kris Kelly, Thomas O'Brien, Lucia Poliokova, Gerard Daniel Reidy, Ash Zul Parquear, Jack Sutcliffe.

Fab Lab Limerick in the media

Workshop to 'build' ideas for living in Georgian Limerick

Sep 16 2016 · Limerick Leader

˝…Living Georgian, a community design workshop on the topic of living in Georgian Limerick, will be held in the FabLab Limerick… …The workshop is part of a series of community design workshops run b…˝

Citizens of Limerick: Javi BuronGarcia

Jul 15 2016 · Limerick2020

˝…In order to call yourself a Fab Lab you need to have digital fabrication tools, an open-door policy, create public events and activities, and you have to acknowledge and collaborate with other Fab…˝

Sem autonomia é impossível a criatividade

May 24 2016 · Unisul Hoje

˝…definiu a ideia central da Semana Criativa, promovida na Unidade Florianópolis, sob as temáticas Movimento Maker e Fabricação Digital. Na University of Limerick, o FabLab é um espaço dedicado a fa…˝

blueprint prepared to create better future for butter bui...

Nov 04 2015 · Irish Examiner

˝…the possible transformation of the former Butter Exchange in Shandon… …The project, which is based on similar hubs such as the Fab Lab in Limerick, is subject to funding.

Dress for the future causes lightning strike in Limerick

Oct 17 2015 · Limerick Leader

˝…Thanks to the support from ID2015 and Fab Lab Limerick (a space for makers and designers on Rutland Street in the city) Lucia Poliakova, Dave Hunt and Mariel Mazan Palacios held a series of worksh…˝

Mini-park springs up in city centre

Oct 07 2015 · Galway Independent

˝The local authority, along with the Woodquay Business and Residents Association, FabLab at School of Architecture University of Limerick and Galway Men's Shed, designed and fabricated the street pa…˝