About Us

Celebrating over 50 years in business Rea Sound has grown to be one of the largest professional audio-visual distributors, installer and design companies in the country. Whatever it is that you are looking, we will work with you!

Meet the Team

Sean Gallagher

Mark Gallagher

Roger McMullan

Gerard Wilkinson

Barry Mitchell

[
1970

Started Trading

[
1971

Opened First Shop in Stewartstown

[
1975

Moved to Larger Premised In Stewartstown

[
1977

Agreed Distribution for Fender Guitars & Amps for Ireland

[
1978

Opened Shop in Omagh

[
1982

Agreed Distribution for Martin Audio in Ireland

[
1982

Agreed Distribution for Allen & Heath in Ireland

[
1984

Opened Shop in Portadown

[
1986

Open Shop in Belfast – Officially opened by Mark King of Level 42

[
1995

Boyzone Tour followed by Westlife Tour (36 Gigs)

[
1998

Provided all Audio requirements for President Clintons Visits (15k People)
Corrs Concerts in Omagh (5 Nights)
Gareth Brooks Kings Hall

[
2001

Botanic Gardens – Van Morrison / Bob Dylan – All Audio & Lighting Equipment

[
2004

Cork Opera House – Complete Audio Upgrade of Main Auditorium and all other performance areas

[
2007

Strule Arts Centre Omagh

[
2011

Theatre Royal Waterford

[
2012

Agreed Distribution of CODA Audio in Ireland
Belfast MAC – Complete Audio, Lighting, Comms and Infrastructure Fit Out
Holy Trinity Church – Cookstown

[
2014

Digico Partnership

[
2015

HighKirk Presbyterian Church – Ballymena

[
2018

Marine Institute – Lecture Theatre Fit out
St Marks Church of Ireland – Belfast

[
2019

Armagh Planetarium – Complete technical refit
Cork Opera House – Amplifier Upgrade

[
2020

Mill Theatre – New Digital Console and Line Array PA
Carlisle Road Presbyterian Church

[
2021

Quintess Denta – LS Browne Building – Complete AV installation

Our History

Starting from small premises in County Tyrone many of the Show Bands would visit to purchase audio equipment ranging from guitars amplifiers drums two microphones’, speakers and mixers. Over the years Rea Sound became the place to be to purchase your audio equipment.

The company opened the number of retail outlets across the country with the help of Sean Gallagher he joined with Martin to build the company.  New larger premises in Cookstown came about and the company diversified into touring with some well-known bands, including Boyzone and the Corrs.  We also had the pleasure of looking after the audio needs for the President of the United states during his visit to Ireland.

Following a visit in 1983, to Frankfurt in Germany, Martin and Sean agreed several distribution contracts which included Martin audio and Allen and Heath. We continue to be the oldest distributor of these brands anywhere in the world. Other brands came on board during the 80s and 90s including Nexo and Digico. Working closely with manufacturers has always been our aim, this provides our customers with a quick supply and support as in when they require. 

In the year 2000 the company added a visual side to its business. Dealing with manufacturers like Kramer AV, Panasonic, LG, Canon, and many more the company NI provides one of the most reliable complete audio visual solutions in the country. 

We are pleased to have worked on some of the large venues across the island including the Cork Opera House, Belfast Mac, Millennium forum, Dublin convention centre, the Adobe headquarters in Maidenhead, JCB in Birmingham and more recently the Armagh Observatory and planetarium.