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An Cosantóir is the official magazine of the Irish Defence Forces. First published in 1940, An Cosantóir provides, in print format, accurate and timely information about Defence Forces operations and policies to its members, their families and interested parties worldwide. A typical issue may contain articles dealing with new equipment, training, overseas service, unit and individual activities and achievements, international military affairs, military history, sport and much more. An Cosantóir is distributed monthly to a readership of approximately 25,000.

Sold in 191 Outlets nationwide including 41 Eason & Son bookshops and 38 Tesco Extra/Super Stores around Ireland.


An Cosantóir Photographic Competition – Terms and Conditions and Entry Form.

An Cosantóir has won the European Military Press Association’s ‘Best Article 2013′, with ‘At the Gates of Hell (Mali)’ - written by Irish Author & Military Historian, Paul O’Brien.

An Cosantóir has been shortlisted for The Media Pioneer Awards 2013, to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in specialist media markets.