Proposals invited 1810 for the Supply of Bread to the British Army, on Bere Island and 1818 to Supply Ordnance at Bantry Bay with Candles, Fuel, Coal and Turf.

Post the attempted invasion Bantry Bay was highly militarised with Martello Towers , one on Garnish Island , Gun Forts at Whiddy and the Naval Installation on Bere Island.