This is simply a journey into the author’s past in the quiet, sleepy Irish village of Ballivor sixty odd years ago. Goodnight Ballivor, I’ll Sleep in Trim: A Childhood Memoir grew out of the radio documentary Goodnight Ballivor, I’ll Sleep in Trim. That expression, common to those who grew up in Ballivor, yet shrouded in mystery, was the obvious title to give to a radio memoir. The wonderful reaction to it surprised the author, but it shouldn’t have. It was the old story of the local being universal.